Michael Laitman, On Quora: “How do I love my neighbor as myself when I don’t love myself?“
Human nature is completely self-serving and egoistic. We thus cannot but love ourselves. Even if we hate ourselves, for instance even if we wish to commit suicide, it still emerges from a self-serving calculation. Egoism is at the basis of our nature, and everything upon it is thus built out of self-love. It is the sole motive for all of our behavior.
Based on a video conference with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr Michael Laitman.