I grew up in a time when self-love was something bad, a sin.
It was wrongly labelled as egoism and many people tried to avoid it like the plague.
That avoidance had been the cause of many common problems we have to deal with nowadays.
“Do not think about yourself first”, “Being egotistical will send you straight to hell”, “If you weren´t so self-centred, this wouldn´t have happened to you”, “Nobody will love you if you don´t stop caring only about yourself”. These were common phrases I heard as I grew up. (Actually it wasn´t that long ago, I am talking of only two decades more or less) Continue reading