Live life not just for yourself but for others. Take time out of your day and appreciate others in your life. Call, text or tell them how you really appreciate them. Get them a gift even, or just buy them a coffee or lunch. That will do. Even if you have think you have a good life with good people then go out and make someone’s day. They could be having a worse day compared to you, so go out there and brighten up their day.
Comprehending the things that people are willing to do for the sake of their self benefits, will more often than not, leave you dumbfounded.
I think it’s unfortunately, somehow fit inside of us, to do whatever it takes to survive. Not that that is a bad habit or anything but perhaps in this age we’ve left ourselves to rely on many materialistic things, to be ever present for our survival. Hence “do whatever for survival”, generally speaking, can mean becoming selfish for the sake of your gazillion oh-so-important needs.
But there’s also no denying: on one level or the other, we all are selfish. It’s human nature. You can only strive to cultivate this emotion to not let it become your identifying quality.
And you can only remember to not become reliant on solely surviving, but rather for the benefits of not only others but yourself; try living.