“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” — Ayn Rand
Without being loyal to our own needs, it is very difficult to truly help others.
From a young age, we are taught to extend ourselves to others, to share, and make the world a happier place. It is undeniable how very important this is. Given the state of the world, acts of kindness and generosity cannot be understated. However, it is possible for us to keep our own needs in mind without sacrificing this.
In fact, being selfish might just help the world be a better place.