Friday, 27 March 2009

Selfish, me?

I’ve never really thought of myself as a selfish person.

I mean, I don’t really think that I display the attitude and behaviour described by the definition of selfish. At least I hope I don’t.

But recently I have noticed myself referring to the things I need, the things I want, the things that are important to me.

I don’t do it very often…but I still do it.
It’s more in reference to relationships than material things…but I still do it.
I don’t even understand why I do it…but I still do it.

Sometimes I get confused between self awareness and selfishness.
Is knowing that you like something a particular way, and expecting it to be done that way because that’s how you like it, self aware or selfish? Even if you only expect it every now and then? Even if you return the favour?

We all have needs and desires. We all have likes and dislikes. We all have different personalities and preferences. But where is the line between knowing what you like, want, expect, desire…and being selfish?

1 comment:

lynn said...

SUCH a good question. My boss has been talking about this recently and it really challenges "self".