Selfishness

Canada
March 28, 2008 11:46pm CST
I am a very "me" type of person. I find myself interesting, and enjoy myself in almost all ways. But I have been called conceited and shelfish many times, just for thinking of myself before others (8 out of 10 times). I used to think that others needs came before me, untill I got walked all over. Do you think this sort of change makes me, or any person, selfish? I, on the other hand, do not find myself concieted or selfish, as I like helping others and listening to other peoples problems. Have any of you ever had this problem?
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@denae77 (33)
29 Mar 08
I wish I could be selfish sometimes, I wish I didn't worry about other peoples problems but I don't even know where to start to break that habit, even at work I work extra hard take on to much, so others don't have to my kids also walk all over me at time, being selfish is not always bad it's not easy either, but I guess after you had enough of giving your all and getting nothing back it feels good to think of the one person that never gets what they need, if you don't care about yourself no one will, but be very careful you don't want to end up alone or worst surrounded by selfish people
• Canada
29 Mar 08
Well, at least you know you are a very kind and caring person, which is something no one can take away from you.
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@reeseyj (906)
• United States
8 Apr 08
When you come live down here you can relax because I wont let anyone do that and you know I am the boss. Only I can walk all over you...lol
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Apr 08
Even Jesus said love thyself first so you may know how to love others. That is not selfish that is self respect and how can you respect anyone else if you do not first respect yourself:?You need to like yourself in order to be mentally healthy then you know how to help others. I have never beencalled selfish but have been censured for being unsure of myself. My husband taught me this: I am unique, I like myself, I am Patsie and it helpedme to be more self assured.You do not sound selfish to me but rather you sound like a healthy self assured person.