There are times when it is important to prioritize preserving your own well being and there are other times when going out of your way for others is the right thing to do. I find that so many of us can be so quick to judge at times when we label people “selfish” in a quick moment.
I think that there are levels of selfishness and selflessness. Healthy selfishness can include self care and prioritizing putting our own oxygen masks on. Healthy selflessness can include having a generous and giving way of being while having personal boundaries and limits. If we expand our levels of empathy, generosity and kindness of spirit while still keeping our own personal limits in mind, perhaps we can find that balance on the scale.
What are your thoughts on the balance between being selfish and selfless? Can we be both?