Selfishness Leads to Unhappiness
The opposite of love is selfishness. Whoever wants to become great among you must serve the rest of you like a servant (Matthew 20:26 NCV).
It’s about me:
Selfishness is sweeping our nation, our world. Today, “It’s about me — I’m number one.” No wonder people don’t get along. Selfishness is destroying our country, destroying so many relationships. Selfish: concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself: seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for anyone else. Being selfish is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Selfishness says, “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” Selfishness is destructive. If life is all about you — your needs and what you want — and no one else, then your life is a sad one.
It’s really about others:
Selflessness, servanthood is the way to go to truly live. We must learn to care about others — to realize other people matter as well. Happiness doesn’t come through selfishness but through selflessness. We can change if we want to. Start by putting your spouse first, your children first, and watch how God changes your life.
Let’s learn servanthood.
Just a thought,
Published on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 5:38 PM CDT
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