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I’ve never been interested in being a do-gooder

Setting out to “save” the world or other people without having a certain level of self-mastery is a crime. For one thing, it’s unfair to prioritize another’s evolution over your own. Secondly, “saving” others requires a great deal of lucidity, discernment and self-knowledge. Until then, “saving” someone else can do much harm, even when one has genuinely good intentions, intentions which aren’t actually based in trauma, codependency and desire for self-validation. Do-gooders can be dangerous people – the bad kind of dangerous. I’ve never been interested in being a do-gooder. I’m first and foremost interested in my own evolution. All else follows as a natural consequence. If people had a higher dose of healthy selfishness, the world would be a better place.