Posts Tagged ‘interests’

Balanced Selfishness

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

An interesting video from School of Life discusses how some people become pathologically selfless and how, to be any good to yourself or others, you need to take your own needs and interests seriously. Hat tip Robert Wiblin. Related: “How to Stop Being a People Pleaser.” (I can’t help but notice the parallels to Ayn Rand’s ideas on selfishness and “second-handedness.)

Also in the series: “Why You Don’t Need to Be Exceptional.” My take: We shouldn’t need to be “exceptional” in others’ eyes, but it’s perfectly healthy and desirable to try to achieve great values in life. (This too ties into Rand’s idea of “second-handedness.”)