Putting myself first

2 min readAug 8, 2023

To my budding GenZs’ ready to discover the world

Once upon a time an 18 year old-my child, told me that she is “putting herself first”. This statement came of course in the moment when she did not agree to our counsel. She was so ready to exercise freedom and jump right into adulthood. I wish someone could tell her that adulthood is a scam.

I recently ran into this quote in the internet and I love it but from my deepest guts, I’m quite sure that there is a very thin line between putting oneself first and selfishness.

However, with my growth mindset, I am always challenged to find deeper meaning to things and even though I very much agree with “putting oneself first” l thought to pen down my thoughts to my budding Gen Zs’ (I have 3 of them) …

“Putting yourself first”

  • involves prioritising your own well-being, needs, and personal growth. It means taking care of your mental, emotional, and physical health to ensure that you are in a better position to contribute positively to your own life and the lives of others.
  • It is about making conscious choices that align with your values and aspirations, without causing harm or…