I like this idea when I heard it for the first time.
Not everyone can accept this, some of my friend feel that it’s a selfish thing to do.
I don’t try to sell this concept, but I think we can think about it. Why?
I’d like to use one real world example. When we’re on a plane, the flight attendants will do some demonstration about safety. How we buckle up our belts, point out the emergency exits and it also includes what should we do when the cabin pressure is dropped. Oxygen mask will drop from its compartment above our head. They will show is how to use it and they said, please do it to yourself before helping others including children.
I don’t see that it is a selfish thing to love ourselves. Because by taking care ourselves, we can do more, including helping other people.
But it’s difficult to love ourselves, because the common concept is to sacrifice for other and disregard our happiness or safety.
So, sometimes what I do is, I see myself as someone who needs help. I should help me by taking care of myself so that I can solve “me” problem.