Thus I dispelled the diseased notion of selflessness, observing introspectively that the reasons behind all my actions, even those done for other people, were invariably rooted in my own self, and that it was psychologically impossible for it to be otherwise. And because these same psychological factors that existed in me also existed in all other people (as well as animals), I could see that absolutely all actions were at their core selfish, and that this universally accepted and commonly used concept of selflessness (as the opposite of, and mutually exclusive from, selfishness) simply didn’t exist in reality.

— Roman Gelperin, The Master Mind of the Self-Actualizing Person