We are often told that, if our lives are to matter, we must be selfless, always putting others first. It’s good advice, but being selfless in a healthy manner is possible only when a person knows him/herself.
Be selfish. Take some time to think about yourself; figure out who you are. Only then can you be a person capable of putting others first.
In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Polonius gave his son Laertes good advice:
This above all: to thine own self be true,