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Dilbert creator Scott Adams gives you permission to be selfish (and why)

Confisated from:
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
by Scott Adams

If you do selfishness right, you automatically become a net benefit to society.
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The most important form of selfishness, involves spending time on your fitness, eating right, pursuing your career, and still spending quality time with your family and friends.
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I’m giving you permission to take care of yourself first, so you can do a better job of being generous in the long run.
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I’m simply your cartoonist friend telling you that generous people take care of their own needs first.
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I’m sure there are plenty of selfish turds who make billions and spend it all on helicopters and mansions with never a thought given to the well-being of others. I meet a lot of super successful people in my line of work, especially living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and my observation is that it’s rare to find a selfish successful person. I assume some or even most successful people started out selfishly, but success changes you. It’s not a coincidence that Brad Pitt is helping to build homes after the Hurricane Katrina disaster or that Bill Gates is one of the most important philanthropists of all time. Success does that.
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If you pursue your selfish objectives, and you do it well, someday your focus will turn outward. It’s an extraordinary feeling. I hope you can experience it.





 
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Evan Griffith
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