“It’s not ok to be selfish all the time. “

“It’s ok to be selfish”, he said. 

“It’s not ok to be selfish all the time”, I wish I would have said. “You live in a great city; you have a good head on your shoulders. You’ll likely grow in your job over time and have a family if you’re lucky. At most, you’ll need to look after three more people in your household all your life. 

At some point, all the needs you’re working towards now will be met. And if at that point, you won’t learn to look towards others and offer them a hand, I’m afraid your selfishness is not going to make you richer, only a lot poorer. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s