/ The Dear Self
According to Kant, there is no virtue in performing an action when the performance is decisively motivated by nothing more than what you yourself happen to want. If the desires that move you are desires by which you are moved simply for reasons of your own, it makes no difference whether those desires are directed benevolently towards the wellbeing of others or whether they are greedily aimed atsome vulgar personal advantage. In either case, the critical point is that you are doing what you are doing just because you happen to be inclined to do it.
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