- Loving yourself is more important
- Loving your children more than yourself is more important
Most Helpful Guys
I still don't understand what "loving myself" really means. It's such a figurative language that creates a mental block for me. I'm not detached from myself in order to love myself as I would another.
But I would say any children of mine would take a priority. If it's between my well-being and theirs, then I'm quite certain I'd choose their well-being if one has to come at the cost of the other. Of course I do believe in things like what they say on airplanes that in an emergency situation, put on your oxygen mask before the child's because if you pass out, both are you are screwed. But that's still prioritizing the child's well-being albeit in a more complex and logical way.
If you want to raise some jackass kids, go ahead and "love" them more than you love yourself. You can't teach kids how to function in the real world by babying them. They get out on their own and end up completely lost because they've been dependent their entire lives.
Most Helpful Girl
You have to love yourself before you can love anyone else.