Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Selfishness? What is that?

Recently I introduced to one of my daughter the concept of 'selfishness' as it seems that many of her actions are merely targeted to satisfy her own soul first, despite the need of the rest of her family. The explanations needed to be as simple as possible as she is only 7 years old. I stuck to how a selfish person only thinks about herself and how before responding to anything, she would first think about what she wants first.

I believe it is great that a person that young can have the confidence to say what she wants, but at the same time, she needs to understand that ONLY thinking about ONESELF can have devastating results in the long run. Despite the mere satisfaction in the short run, it will not take long for friends to start distancing themselves from her, for as long as she would only believe that SHE IS RIGHT and ALL NEED TO ACCEPT HER WISHES. I truly believe that everyone needs to learn that there is a time to voice our wishes, and another to listen to the needs of our surrounding.

Go, go, Family go!

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