Hagen Engler
4 minute read
19 Dec 2021
5:15 am

Sometimes, giving up on your dreams is the right thing to do

Hagen Engler

There’s a point where self-care and self-love become simple selfishness, writes Hagen Engler of the recent Miss Universe drama.

Photo: Twitter/@Official_MissSA

The modern mantra of self-care is noble in that teaches respect for ourselves and encourages mental health. However, that can only be true to the point where it touches the rights of other people. Self-care cannot be used as a justification for the abuse or domination of others. It must also be balanced against our social duties, which we have a responsibility to fulfil, despite them being an inconvenience, or even a small risk to ourselves. To wear masks, for instance, or to get vaccinated, in the current context. We do owe ourselves a responsibility of self-care. We are glorious...