I see myself as a part of the world around me (not only my immediate environment, but indeed the entire universe) — and therefore when I support others, I am also supporting myself

To be perpetually self-conscious is to be anxious and miserable, trapped in the narrative in your head instead of engaged with the reality outside it. We need the world, we need love for something of the world so that we can lose ourselves in it and find ourselves through it.

http://justinemusk.com/2014/05/04/how-not-to-care-what-others-think

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