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Am I really selfish, and why does it feel so exhausting to live like this

Living a life that aligns with your own dreams and desires can sometimes be interpreted as selfishness, but let’s be real, people can interpret anything however they want. As someone who has struggled with balancing my personal aspirations and adult responsibilities, I can say that it’s exhausting to feel like a selfish person when all you’re trying to do is live a life that feels authentic to you.

Growing up, I was indoctrinated with the idea that being selfless was the ultimate virtue. Sacrificing your own desires for the sake of others was supposed to be the noble thing to do. But then, I entered adulthood and realized that the world wasn’t so black and white. Surprise, surprise!

I found myself tangled up in a web of responsibilities that left little time for pursuing my own passions. And of course, when I dared to prioritize my own dreams, I was immediately branded as a selfish person. Because, apparently, wanting to live a life that feels true to you is now equivalent to being a narcissistic jerk.

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But here’s the thing, folks: pursuing your own passions doesn’t make you selfish; it makes you human. Finding a balance between your own desires and your responsibilities is crucial, but it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your soul in the process. And no, it’s not about being self-centered or disregarding the needs of others, despite what some people may say.

It’s about acknowledging that you deserve to live a life that feels fulfilling and authentic to you, without feeling guilty for doing so. It’s about finding ways to incorporate your passions into your daily life and making time for the things that truly matter to you. It’s about understanding that you can make a positive impact on the world while also living a life that aligns with your own dreams.

So, to all you folks out there who feel like you’re being selfish for wanting to pursue your own dreams, remember this: prioritizing your own passions doesn’t make you a bad person. It makes you a person with a brain, a heart, and a sense of self-worth. So, go out there and chase after what makes you happy, while also taking responsibility for your choices and being mindful of how they affect those around you. Because, at the end of the day, living a fulfilling life is not just about being responsible, it’s about being true to yourself.

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