Human Motivations Are Never Selfless
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Selfless: entirely concerned with things other than yourself and your own needs and wants.
Motivation: the desire to act and move toward a goal; a reason for action.
People don't necessarily follow their conscience (i.e. follow their morals) because they "want to feel better" about themselves. They do it because they understand the difference between "right" and "wrong". People demonstrate this every day.
You are making an assumption, that there is NOT a 5th element
You've listed 4 elements, but didn't necessarily "prove" them-- they are just statements that can either be agreed to or disagreed with.
stepping in front of a bullet may in fact be instinct....but does that preclude it being a selfless act?
People may 'fight' for another reason than preserving "the self" .
"instinct" does not automatically equate to "self-ish".
Instinct is an unconscious act or urge. It has no conscious motivation behind it at all, which means that it is neither selfish or selfless.
as I stated, "Fight or Flight" may not necessarily be a self-preservation tactic
Regardless of being conscious or not, or an urge, an instinct is still a motivation, correct?
My four points necessarily contradict each other sometimes. Prove that there is an action that contradicts all four, and you have proven a fifth element. Otherwise, I can relegate motivation for that action to one of my four points.