May 31, 2006

Healthy Selfishness?


Apparently, according to Dr. Rachael and Richard Heller who wrote the New York Times Bestseller Healthy Selfishness: Getting the Life You Deserve Without the Guilt. The authors ask readers the intriguing and somewhat surprising question “are you too good for your own good?”

You may be asking yourself “but, isn’t selfishness a bad thing? Only narcissistic people are selfish.” Being selfish, in a mentally beneficial way, will actually make you a more giving, happier and caring person. According to the authors the main concepts of healthy selfishness is “to respect your needs and feelings, even if others do not. Especially if others do not.”

You can read the first two chapter of their book at

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