- Self sacrifice
What is the line between empathy and self sacrifice?
Well, it is contextual. It should be. For a hopeless romantic like Steve who has no boundary for others but who is yet virgin and jobless and his new girlfriend threatens she would leave him if he doesn’t sleep with her as soon or if can’t afford the new dress she wishes, it is a sacrifice. He gives his last 25 dollars away to a homeless looking thief that danced in front of him only to rob him . His empathic self gave him the knife and alter of self sacrifice.
I spent most of my life worrying about what others think of me, pretending and to fulfil the social self to make everyone happy .
My recent emphatic endeavour to create peace for couple with dysfunctional relationship took my time and decency away. I endangered my wellbeing and freedom through the process.
I finally felt… they all have one thing in common: for everything they receive, they expect more. And they need you until you have something to give.
I know…life is good when lived for self first. Even the book says, “if you have two,give one.” If you only have one, how can you give?