Thread: Reinventing Ivy
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:45 PM
MrFarFromRight MrFarFromRight is offline
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Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
Originally Posted by MrFarFromRight
(Well... yes! But using a much more positive definition of "selfishness" that you imply here.)
Is there such a thing as "compassionate selfishness?"

Maybe "self-actualization" or "self-determination" are better words for it. They don't carry the nasty connotation of "selfishness."
I meant "looking out for yourself" (without damaging others). So the 2 terms you mention are valid, but I would add self-caring, self-loving, self-respecting.

I'm certainly NOT a proponent of "selfless" love or "sacrificing for love".
I heartily (yet again, but on another thread [this makes the 3rd time on polyamory threads]) recommend reading The Princess Who Stood On Her Own Two Feet by Jeanne Desy. But there's a typo in the story, so read my warning about that here.
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