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In the following sentences, is me or myself the correct word?

I hope that my idea continues to do much good for myself and others.
I hope that my idea continues to benefit myself and others.

I understand that if it said " I hope to do much good for myself/hope to benefit myself" that "myself" is correct, but these sentences confuse me because the "myself doesn't refer directly back to "I" but refers to "my idea". And "me" doesn't sound quite right in them. It seems the first one is "more" correct than the second one, at least?

Please help!!
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Well, all I can say is that 'myself' sounds better than 'me' in both of them. The reflexive pronouns also find use in emphasis, and I suppose that is why these sound OK.
How would you feel if it were "your ideas" instead of "my ideas"?
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Thank you, but even though I agree they sound better I wonder about this:

I hope my pants look good on me (not on myself).
I hope my health regime benefits me (not myself).

Maybe it just seemed OK because the sentence subject was I.

I can't find a definitive answer on the web and the only other person who answered this just asked me a question. I'm on a deadline - do you know a way to get an absolutely 100% officially correct answer?
Aha! Very interesting.
Truthfully, I could argue either way. If you think of your ideas of an extension of yourself, as your agent, then you could say that they benefit you reflexively.

However, I don't think anyone could argue that "me" is correct no matter what.

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