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Yeah, it is ironic in a sense.
However, not being selfish is actually a moral thing. Morals ask us to rise above this and to not indulge in the things of this world.
Morals often conflict with the truth in ironic ways. Which is why people that follow their morals may often receive high praise and respect from others, but they will not receive as much success in a worldly sense such as becoming rich.
People often tell their children to learn from their mistakes and to listen to their parents, and more often than not they ignored their parents when they were young, and when their kids do the same they become frustrated.1