Human being is inherently selfish and selfless at the same. Only the degree of each quality in each one of us is what differentiate us from each other.
We’ve been told not to worry about what people think or say about us. Just ‘be yourself’ seems to be the mantra nowadays. But I think what we need is more than that. We need to be our better self, and only then the selflessness in us will be in control of our intentions and actions.