The topic of selfishness has come up often in the last couple of weeks for me. And you’ll be pleased to know I’m not going to launch into a rant about how bad it is 🙂
No! Selfishness can be a good and healthy thing. Have you ever felt guilty for making time to do something you physically or emotionally needed? Of course you have, we all have. We are taught that the kids come first, that the family is more important than the individual, that the status quo must be maintained, we must do our bit for society. But I firmly believe that the flight attendants have it right, you need to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others. You can’t help anyone if you are passed out from lack of oxygen.