Where do some of us get the sense of not living for our own sakes? Is it from going to school and producing good grades without feeling it is for our own benefit? Is it our industrial revolution roots that dictate that we need to produce in the most efficient manner possible?

Is it why teens say everything’s their parents’ fault for bringing them into the world? Is it why we seldom play without an eye for an end result? Is it the reason we’re happy that a good night’s sleep leaves us refreshed for the day’s work? Is it why we’re angry when we do our best for 25 years of marriage and now this?