So Terry, its been 15 years since this conversation.
Is your reality still based on this way of thinking? Pragmatism and selfishness is something I fight in some ways and your viewpoint makes me think perhaps it is part of morality and I need to reconsider what my thoughts are really telling me.
Makes me remember the book study and the Daniel book. It never made sense to me and is part of why I never stuck around when I grew up. Nowadays making sense of things is still important.