It may sound cynical but to me it's a form of consolation when the world seems mad. Unselfishness is a lie, no one wants to protect anyone else's interests but their own. No one will ever love you more than they love themselves so why pretend like they should?
I never do, and I know that it sometimes make me seem cold and distant but I'm not. I'm just looking out for myself, like he said I should, and it makes sense to me because he failed to do it for himself and that's what finally destroyed him.