All this got me thinking about a lunch and learn I went to in February about Altruism and Taking Care of Ones Self. It was conducted by Rabbi Anthony Manning and focused on what the Torah says about this topic.
When I learned about this seminar I signed up IMMEDIATELY as I struggle with this, a lot, since I've been criticized in the past about being too self-absorbed. Though this hasn't come up in sometime, it still haunts me. I still fear that I'm not caring enough about those around me and that I should be doing
I'm thankful I had the chance to attend such a presentation. It put my mind at ease
Other interesting conversations that have spurred from this question focused on whether someone who is too nice is being truly authentic or genuine and if people who are too nice are perceived as less intelligent than those that are not. I'm thankful Denise gave us this topic because it's given me something thought provoking to explore with those I keep company with on a regular basis and whose thoughts I greatly value.
Now that I've shared my thoughts on the matter, please take a moment to see what my fellow bloggers have to say on the matter:
Merryland Girl (Melissa)
Darwin Shrugged (Denise)