She did not them to move back home, nor did she want to disrupt any of their lives—or her own—by moving in with them. By understanding what was motivating her irritability and selfishness—her fears and anxieties about life on her own—her children were able to put into action an important coping mechanism. My acquaintance’s children did a great job of not taking her accusations personally.
Changing Your Perspective Caring for Others Being Considerate Community Q&A Everybody is bound to be selfish from time to time.
Although many elements of our society may encourage it, selfishness just hurts other people, sometimes at little to no personal gain.
We often make assumptions about what motivates people, for better and for worse, but those assumptions are often inaccurate.
I once sympathized with a neighbor whose 100-year-old mother had become extremely aggressive and angry.
He makes a good point, but there’s another side of this coin—the fear many of my clients share, that the selfish ones. Remember that a certain amount of selfishness is healthy.