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The #1 reason to why you’re allowed to be selfish

By selfish, I mean caring for yourself and watching out for your own well-being.

By selfish, I mean following your heart, finding passion and doing things that make you come alive.

By selfish, I mean putting aside the idea of sacrifice once in a while and not giving a crap about those around you.

The #1 reason:

Care for yourself first so you can be happy, and from being happy you can perform better and start caring for those around you in better ways.

Makes sense?

Yeah. You’re allowed to be happy too. Remember that. Those feelings of yours are real, not made up.

 

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3 comments

  1. anthonynlee - May 17, 2013 4:49 am

    Ayn Rand wrote an amazing book about this called “The Virtue of Selfishness”. In it she proclaims that your highest moral obligation is to your own happiness. This line of thinking runs parallel with the airplane oxygen masks. On the masks there is explicit instructions that state if you are assisting someone else (unconscious or perhaps a child) that you administer oxygen to yourself FIRST. Why? Because you cannot help anyone if you are dead. Well, you cannot donate a lot of money if you have none, or you cannot spread a ton of happiness if you have none. This also has a lot to do with self love and confidence. I mean, self sacrifice shows the amount of disregard you have for yourself and the tremendous “gift” that is your life. Not always (of course you sacrifice for your children, friends and family when necessary)…but if you are the self sacrificing type (altruistic) then you always put others before you. If this is done indiscriminately then that shows you lack love for yourself, since anyone, by virtue of being someone other than you, is worthy of the things you sacrifice moreso than you are. Its deep stuff mayne. 🙂

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    • alden - May 20, 2013 5:13 am

      Cool stuff man thanks for sharing! I like the logical way you put it.

      I’m definitely checking that book out, since I totally agree with it.

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