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My name is Shelly Johnson, and I am a writer and philosopher with a Ph.D. in philosophy. One of my primary personal and philosophical interests is how we can learn to love ourselves and each other better in order to cultivate personal and political resilience. I teach ethics and a variety of other courses at a local college. I am the author of the blog Love is Stronger. I am also the author of three logic and critical thinking books for high school and middle school: _Argument Builder_, _Discovery of Deduction_ (co-author), and _Everyday Debate_, published by Classical Academic Press. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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26 thoughts on “The Difference Between Self-Love and Selfishness”
Excellent points and reminder. Self care is getting ever more important in this crazy world! Someone once put it to me like this: “You have to refill your own well if you want to give water to others.” I thought that was a good way to word it.
I completely agree, M.B. Caring for ourselves allows us to care for others. Sending love to you, Friend, and thanks for stopping by! I have not yet read your last post and hope to do so soon!
Another brilliant post, Shelly.
I loved this perspective, although I’m pretty broken right now. I’m thinking I have to dissolve my second marriage. I tried so hard. For 15years. But it’s time to go and it’s killing me. This helps.
Brit, I am so sorry to hear you are going through this hard time. That sounds like a very difficult situation. I am sending you peace and compassion this morning.