When the oxygen masks drop, put yours on first.
I’ve taken a few thousand flights over the years which means that I’ve heard this admonition in a lot of safety briefings.
Few people listen to these wise words and even fewer folks heed the advice.
Helping others is great, but helping yourself is not an opposite or negative version of lending a hand.
Taking care of yourself isn’t selfish. If you seek to be altruistic, it only makes sense to have your own house in order.
Casual altruism is nothing more than a tiny badge on a dabbler’s sash. Make yourself sustainably strong and then share your gifts with the world.
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