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Unraveling the Selfishness Paradox: Are Truly Selfless Good Deeds Possible?

So, last night was one of those nights. You know, when you’re tossing and turning, unable to get any sleep. Instead of counting sheep, I revisited an old favorite, ‘ Friends .’  I landed on this episode, “ The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS. ” Classic. In it, Phoebe and Joey dive into this super exciting debate. They’re trying to figure out if there’s such a thing as a selfless good deed. In his classic Joey style, Joey insists that every good act is selfish. Why? Because he argues that doing good things makes you feel good, but it’s not 100% selfless. Honestly, this whole thing got me thinking. Was Joey onto something? Could every act of kindness we do is selfish because it makes us feel good? And if that’s true, like Phoebe, how can we prove him wrong? Let’s unpack this and see if we can find an answer, shall we? Understanding Joey’s Perspective On to Joey. His argument? “There’s  no such thing as a selfless good deed. Whenever you do something nice for someone, you do it because it make