“I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball
I can’t quite put my finger on why, but I’m growing increasingly uncomfortable with this philosophy; especially when it comes to relationships. Maybe it seems too much like a defense mechanism to me? If this is true, should there be such thing as altruism? Maybe my problem is with the word first? Maybe “also” would be a better choice? Or maybe “respect” would be a better word than love?
If you are a fan of this saying (or ones like it), can you educate me? What does your self-love look like? How has it helped you? I’m especially interested in any research you might have related to the topic.
Not a fan? Can you tell me why?
Thanks in advance to all for your feedback.