Service no longer means what it did at one time. Today, it seems to mean doing as little as possible and getting as much as possible for it. Unfortunately, there’s a price to pay for this for the person who thinks this way, but also for the ones of us who have to put up with this skewed perspective.
Years ago in grade school our teachers taught us the dangers of being a Me First person. They said that this attitude was driven by selfishness, and selfishness does not care how it disturbs or affects anyone else. They taught that the consequences of living life with this self-centered attitude was to become a loser in the things that really matter. Although my didn’t say this and perhaps didn’t even realize it, she was teaching us the way of being in harmony with the natural order of experiences by having the right attitude.
So what difference does it make if we’re in harmony with the natural order of experiences or not? Well, it isn’t about philosophy; it’s about the quality of the experiences that you will attract to yourself if you continue to act selfishly. Life is energy, and energy attracts its own vibration.
If you want to spend your life fighting for what you want, keep on taking the Me First approach, and you will have to literally force what you desire into your experience and use the same Me First energy to keep it there.
So, can a Me First person change? Sure. Everyone can change, but it won’t happen in a flash. I am not going to lie to you: a Me First attitude is usually such an habitual way of being that when it goes into action, it is like a soft breeze that you don’t even notice. Shifting from this attitude will take time, but it will change your life.
If we all take stock of ourselves and eliminate the selfish personality within us, it would change the world. Don’t jump to conclusions, though, and think I’m talking about the need for each of us to work steadfastly on improving ourselves as being a selfish act in itself. It isn't. It’s only when you are looking out for your interests without concern at all for others that it is selfish.