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What are the ten best reasons why it is healthy to be selfish?
I don't know about 'Ten' best reasons, but here goes - off the top of my head. Selfish might not be the right word. Let us say, Self-concerned before concern for others.
1. The more time you devote to your own success, be it financial, educational, influential, the more you have. As we can only give away what we've got, the more we've got the more we can give.
2. If we don't have concern for ourselves we cannot find it in ourselves to have concern for others. Once again, we can only give away what we've got.
3. If we have learned a lot, thought a lot (which generally requires a fair bit of 'alone' time which might be considered selfish) then we will not become wise to the point where we can actually teach and provide others with sound advice.
Looking at just these three, it is plain that there are good reasons to have concern - you might call it Love - for ourselves. And as to selfishness, that word taken in its dictionary meaning, there are NO reasons at all.
Selfish is a good thing. There is POSITIVE selfishness.
Whatever makes you feel good about yourself without guilt Grace!
Maybe your interpretation of the word is different from mine, Grace. My Oxford Dictionary defines Selfish as: Deficient in consideration for others. as a start.
There's a balancing act. Too selfish in a social species, and you'll end up alone and hated.
Don't do enough to take care of yourself, and you deteriorate, often to the point you can't help others. If someone feels bad about basic self-care, remember the airlines, "parents, put the mask on yourself, THEN the person dependent on you, you can't help them if both of you are suffocating".
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