Selfish People Live Longer

By Anceeta Martis - October 09, 2019

One of the best things you can do is not caring about other people. If you want to live a life of happiness and freedom, it starts with blocking out the rest of the world. I honestly believe that selfish people live longer.

Many of us think of others before we think of ourselves. Being the one who always compromises does not make you a saint. It makes you a doormat. And nobody respects a doormat. There are others who victimise themselves and proclaim to have sacrificed their lives for others. For decisions taken by them about what has to be done in their life and then expecting someone else to honour and respect those decisions or sympathise with them won't gain them my comfort.

Be unapologetic for how you feel and what you think. If you had good intentions and didn't hurt anyone, there is no need to apologise. Do not care about what others think of your life decisions and what is going on in your life. Everything that you are going through, others aren't. Hence, you do not need to give explanations to anyone or feel ashamed of where you are in life.

Since I was a very young, I did not care about what other people thought of me. And this has helped me sleep peacefully at night. People talk behind your back because you are ahead of them. So just strut your stuff and forget about the losers commenting out of jealousy, insecurity or ignorance.

Do not try to help people unless they ask for it. I repeat, do not offer help unless explicitly asked for it. Do not help family, friends or strangers unless they mention what specific help they want from you and even then, only help if you can and really want to. If you have doubts... don't do anything. Just say that it is currently not a priority for you.

Cut out all negative people from your life. Dispose of all those people who use you for your money, position or to do their work. All those people who do not give you happiness, increase your headaches, use you as their emotional crutch, speak badly of others, gossip, are judgemental, unkind, manipulative or discouraging you from being the best you can be, should be let go of. Do not be sorry to see them go and do not take them back, no matter how much they grovel.

Being selfish does not make you a bad person. If you do not think about your well-being, who will? For god's sake, at least be the leading lady of your own life.

PS: Obviously, I am not asking you to be an asshole. Be kind but have a backbone.

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