On request of eyrei I will moderate this debate. There are some rules for this debate. If you do not obey them, the offending post will be deleted unless you quickly rectify your mistake. If you do not make an effort to make the correction, you will be forbidden from posting in this thread again. 1. Your first post will contain your position on the topic, as well as an elaborate explanation of the reasons for your position. 2. After your first post you are free to participate in the discussion as you like. 3. If someone addresses a question to you, you will at least attempt to answer it truthfully and completely. If the moderator feels you are being evasive, and have not answered the question, you will not be able to participate further until you do. If this is used to intentionally keep someone out of the debate by asking them too many questions, a penalty may be applied to the transgressor. 4. Describing someone's argument in a derogatory manner will not be tolerated, just as describing another poster in such a manner will not. 5. If you have any questions, or wish to report questionable behavior, PM the moderator. Do not post it in the thread. 6. Remember that the point of such a debate as this is to try to get closer to the truth on a subject in a friendly and constructive manner. 7. Repetition of the same points over and over will also not be tolerated. The point is to convince the other debaters and the audience. If a particular method of argument did not work the first time, it is not going to work by repeating it over and over. 8. The moderator for this debate will be me. If I find that one of the rules stated above is not working as I intending, I reserve to the right to change it mid-debate, though I will try not to do so. 9. Have fun, and try not to give me a headache. The topic is "Is egoism really a bad thing?". And I think it's good for the debate if you give your definition of egoism in your first post.