What is the right path to live the service to other or the service to self? What do you think is the ultimate version of both of the paths? If you think service to others we think of Mother Teresa who sacrificed her life for the welfare of others.
In service to self we can think of CEO’s of big corporations whose main goal is to make most money possible for their investor and themselves.
If you think deeply you will get to the conclusion that both of the things are not separate. If you focus all of your energy on one thing the other thing will happen automatically.
Like if you focus on serving others you will have to take care of yourself. Your health, finance and develop yourself so that you can serve better. So this is in a way a service to self.
And if you take the other spectrum you will think that even if CEO’s are focused on making money they are also employing people giving them jobs, providing every one with advanced product. They are the one who have improved your standard of living. And increase the level of comfort in your life.
So if you take the path of service of self you become a Forex trader and you will think that you not helping anyone other than yourself then you’re wrong.
You are helping your broker by giving him commission on your trade. You are helping the developer of the software that you use. And after learning and trading for some year in market. If you write a book you will improve financial condition of a lot people.
So you are helping other even when you think that you are only serving yourself.