Self-Serving Isn’t Serving Any Selves

And it never will

David Milgrim
Jun 15 · 5 min read

ooking out for “number one,” is the default directive of the plant and animal kingdoms. So it’s not a shock that this knee-jerk reflex turns up in people. But, as Richard Dawkins insightfully pointed out, “number one” doesn’t refer to individuals, but to genes.