Then how exactly is it powerful? If left by itself it is nothing. It is nothing without a person to have it. Those who harbour selfishness do not necessarily become powerful, not make them powerful, nor does it act powerful in itself. So how exactly is selfishness powerful? You claim that there are none you can stand against it, but you have not met everyone to know that. you claim that all are governed by it in their everyday lives, but how can you claim that? What irrefutable proof do you put foward to make that claim? Selfishness does not arise from nothing otherwise it would be nothing. Selfishness is not a powerful thing by itself, it's the ability to manipulate it as a tool that can make or break people.