The Importance of Being Selfless
Selfless according to Merriam Webster means “having no concern for self”. I realize that in today’s world it is very difficult and totally impractical to be completely selfless. In these times, success favors the opportunistic. People who are always looking out for opportunities to excel, to show that they are different, to gain mileage from someone else’s fall, invariable succeed more and faster than others who don’t. If you become selfless, then the opportunistic will use you as a foot board and climb to higher ground while you will still where you are. Totally ignored and forgotten.
It is in a relationship that I feel, everybody needs to be selfless. With your partner, there is no threat of being trampled or taken for granted even if you become selfless. Thinking about others before self is a task that is easier said than done. You should be able to realize their wishes, likes, dislikes and act accordingly. Try to give them their due importance. Try to appreciate what they are doing. Try to make your partner happy and always keep it that way.
The basic assumption in the above is that your partner also understands, appreciates and reciprocates the same to you. If both the partners try to be selfless, there cannot be a situation when there are unhappy days.