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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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131. Sell fish

Being selfish isn’t the most terrible thing you can be. In fact, if you’re a bit of a doormat it may be the best thing you can do for yourself.

Good boys and girls aren’t selfish. Good boys and girls have stress-induced heart attacks before the age of 40 or run off and abandon all the responsibilities they’ve kept up for years once they hit middle age. Be bad.

Imagine that there’s a fisherman who sells his catch off the dock. A pretty girl walks by and asks the fisherman if he’ll make a present of a fish to her. The fisherman, being a red-blooded straight male, agrees and gives her two for good measure. While he’s busy chatting up the girl, a seagull swoops down and nicks two more of his fish before he can stop it. An old ...

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