Self-Reliance Isn’t Selfishness

Self-Reliance Isn’t Selfishness Self-reliance and selfishness are vastly different from one another. To be self-reliant is to take responsibility for one’s own existence, to learn how to do things without relying on others. Being selfish is just the opposite. A selfish person will take what they need from life, asserting that their needs trump those of others. Instead of even …

Self-Love and Self-Responsibility

Self-Love and Self-Responsibility Self-love is about learning to love yourself for who you are by maintaining a healthy level of positive self-esteem. It allows you to have empathy for others. Self-responsibility means that you must rely only on yourself to achieve self-love by valuing yourself. Only when you possess the self-confidence to value yourself, without relying on others for validation, …

Responsibility for the Self You Are

Responsibility for the Self You Are How you feel about yourself is your responsibility, not that of others. You are responsible for valuing yourself.  If you are struggling with poor self-worth, you’ve most likely internalized negative feedback that you’ve received from others and let it eat away at your self-esteem. The only one who can change that mood is you. …

Why Helping Others Helps Your Depression

Why Helping Others Helps Your Depression Depression is brought on by a lack of self-esteem, a lack of self-worth and the absence of positive emotion in one’s life. Some try therapy to help themselves feel better. Others try medication. While both methods can be helpful, they cost money, which can exclude some from taking those routes. One method that is …

Road Rage, a narcissistic disorder

Today Vancouver was especially rainy and the roads were very wet; driving was difficult. Seeing a driver raging at another motorist in rush hour traffic put me in mind of what might underlie road rage. Why do people get so damn angry on the roads? Its not as though this is uncommon, and it can be dangerous. When we get …