Gretchen Rubin

Be Selfless, If Only for Selfish Reasons. Be Selfish, If Only for Selfless Reasons.

Be Selfless, If Only for Selfish Reasons. Be Selfish, If Only for Selfless Reasons.

From Further Secrets of Adulthood: Be selfless, if only for selfish reasons; be selfish, if only for selfless reasons.

This is a variation of my Second Splendid Truth about Happiness:

One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy;
One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.

I have Eight Splendid Truths, in all. (I was inspired by the numbered lists that pop up throughout Buddhism: the Triple Refuge, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Four Noble Truths, the eight auspicious symbols, I decided to dub my fundamental happiness principles as my Eight Splendid Truths. ) You can read them all here.

What do you think? Agree, disagree?

 

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