Society tells us that thinking of and putting yourself first is bad. That it is selfish. Society is wrong. It is imperative that you take care of yourself and take care of yourself first. When you are at your best you can help others effectively and efficiently at your greatest capacity. Self care is and should always be a priority. It not only benefits you, but it benefits everyone around you when you’re able to be the best you can be. Maybe we don’t have our whole lives figured out, but we can still help guide each other as we go through and experience things ourselves.
The point is, help yourself so that you can fully help others, and if you’re on the same level as your neighbor, help them up while you get yourself up too. I know not every neighbor is trustworthy, but if you truly feel like they are and they need the help, help them. No one can stop you from being your best. You have the power to make or break yourself. Build yourself, encourage yourself, further educate, explore, free yourself. Free yourself from letting others determine and define who you are, what you do, where you go, how you do things, and when you do things. You control all of that.
Take care of number one, then share that caring with your fellow man. We are all going through life and need some help. At one point or another, someone helped you, so pay it forward.
Why be good when you can be great?!