Of course I do things I don't want to do. I go to class. I agree that human beings are inherently selfish at an instinctual level, but that doesn't mean that just going with our instincts will make us happy. If I just went with my instincts I'd probably sleep in, miss class and eat a large pizza. If I kept this up, however, I'd be fat and failing out of school. It's the ability to use logic to overcome our instincts when we know it is for the long term good that puts us on a higher level than other animals. Tekkengod: so I assume you find hapiness primarily if not wholly from the satisfaction of your physical desires? I think your idea of hapiness is the one that is skewed as it brings only transient pleasure and not lasting peace or satisfaction. Of course, saying someone's idea of hapiness is "skewed" is somewhat illogical in that hapiness is completely subjective. But then again, it makes some people happy to eat other people's feces.