What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other? (George Eliot, pen name for Mary Ann Evans, 20th century English writer)

People today often seem to be so self-centered that we might wonder if Eliot’s observation is really true. From the earliest moments of infancy, children begin to show a selfishness that is difficult to overcome as they grow up because they see it all around them. But trying to live for the benefit of others is certainly a worthy purpose to pursue.

Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. (Philippians 2:4)