Not always. I'm certainly not perfect, but I don't ask that question unless it's about a job.
Why should i remember that?
What's in it for me?..
I knew that was going to be your comment.
Pretty much some/all people are like that...and it may surprise you when you find someone who is like that...when you thought they weren't.
Yea it's surprising...
Oh that is one thing that I will never say now or ever.
Sadly I have had some do it to me plenty of times.
And it's a good one.
I don't agree Suki. When a person stops and helps an elderly person fix a flat, I don't think he is thinking that at all. When a person hands a homeless person some food, I don't think he is thinking that at all. When a stranger talks with another stranger on the internet about a problem they may having, I don't think they are wondering what's in it for them at all. Remember the video of the kid at the basketball game who gave the opposing teams handicapped player the ball so he could make a basket? Remember the college football team that had a child with cancer dress up as a football player and run a touchdown against the opposing team? That was 22 guys who I bet weren't thinking, "Whats in it for me." I bet there are thousands of random acts of kindness that take place every day without a thought of, "What's in it for me?"
The good feeling, that is alot, and enough..
But on a subconscious level...the law of action and reaction states that it will be balanced out eventually...even if the thought hasn't been asked consciously.
How about another possibility. Some people just do it because it makes them feel good inside, or they do it because it's just the right thing to do... <s>
Another good possibility. Possibly. Ha.
I think it's more because it's the right thing to do.