Urban dictionary has a great definition of selfish, “Having desires that conflict with the selfishness of others.”
Often manipulative people will call you selfish to try and guilt you into doing what they want. If you fall for the selfish label you will probably give into their controlling behavior and spend your days catering to someone else’s agenda. We all need to be selfish at times, your life would be a mess if you constantly put other people’s need ahead of your own.
People who put their own needs first are not selfish they are healthy. Before taking off on an airplane, the flight attendants will instruct you to put your oxygen mask on first, before you help other passengers. This is an important survival rule because if you run out of oxygen, you can’t help anyone else with their oxygen mask.
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