Go Ahead and Be Selfish. But in a Good Way.

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg
4 min readJul 2, 2019

There’s a negative misconception that focusing on oneself is selfish.

But being selfish is not only good-it’s essential.

For the record, the suffix “ish” means “ belonging to.” The word “selfish” literally means “belonging to self”; there is no negative connotation as we’ve created in our western culture.

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

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