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Is selfishness ever okay?

When it comes to putting our needs ahead of others, we often wind up feeling that we’re being selfish. If doing something restorative, like going for a walk, taking a yoga class or simply taking a time out, leaves you with a case of the “guilts,” then it’s time to realize that there needs to be a new word to describe healthy, restorative care of ourselves.

The word selfish is typically used to describe egocentric, narcissistic striving, but what’s a¬†word for healthy selfishness? The best word I can come up with is self-respect.

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