Selfishness Link

Selfishness

Today a friend who is well aware of my crusade against selfishness and narcissism emailed me this link: http://www.maritalhealing.com/conflicts/selfishspouse.php

This article by Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons of the Institute for Marital Healing is lengthy. But it includes a couple of questionnaires to help people determine how selfish they are and where that selfishness comes from. It is fantastic material, and there’s more good information at http://www.maritalhealing.com/conflicts.php.

I believe we are in the middle of an epidemic of narcissism. Many in my generation have been taught to believe that life is all about us, and that we should do what makes us “happy” even if that means hurting other people. Look where this has taken us.

I am watching relationships and marriages crash down all around me right now, and selfishness is a major player in most of those cases. What bothers me the most about how these divorces and breakups are playing out is how they’re affecting the children involved.

If we can get our problems under control, maybe our children will have a fighting chance at having loving, healthy relationships when they grow up.

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If you step on people in this life, you’re going to come back as a cockroach.
-Willie Davis

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