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in a paper, which is correct (or more correct)

"I realized then that I was mowing his yard not to satisfy him, but to satisfy myself."

OR

"I realized then that I was mowing his yard not to satisfy him, but to satisfy me."

Am tryingto finish an application to college. Thank you for any assistance you might be able to give.
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"Myself" would be more natural in this instance.

The speaker refers to himself as both the subject and the object, so it's reflexive.

Cheers

John.
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This is one of the few examples where the reflexive is actually best.