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Selfish Attitudes

Attitudes about self are possibly the most critical aspect of our joyful pursuit of happiness. There is a clear danger with going too far with our self image.

Self righteous – Piously sure of one’s own righteousness; moralistic. Exhibiting pious self-assurance.

Self centered – Engrossed in oneself and one’s own affairs; selfish

Self deception – The act of deceiving oneself or the state of being deceived by oneself.

We will have discovered it is best not to go there. This path sends us on a journey of unhappiness at best, probably high anxiety, and possibly even tragedy. This is a very big deal. The key to developing our self image is to constantly strive for a growing understanding of pride and humility.

When Not to Bow Out

We will have discovered there are times we feel like leaving an environment or situation. Sometimes it is the best choice to make. Sometimes it is not.

We do not bow out simply because there is pain, anger, and fear, hoping to go to a place where that never happens. There is no place absent of sources of pain, anger, and fear.

Being in a job, a relationship, a group endeavor, virtually any environment we experience over time, includes a commitment to work through the difficulties. Those difficulties many times will cause pain, sorrow, grief, anger, fear, and even tragedy.

We do not bow out if our heart truly tells us we are quitting, avoiding, or giving up.