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Please place your own oxygen mask first!
[00:00:00] Maybe the easiest way for each of us to nugget the concept of boundaries and saying no to others, and worrying that that implies some level of selfishness, which I struggle with a lot myself. And as I've always said, we should look at it as not selfish, but self-preservation. And yet we still grapple with it.
So maybe the easiest way to nugget it down is the concept of the airplane emergency. What do they always say at the beginning of every flight? In case of an emergency, put your own oxygen mask first before putting it on others. And that makes perfect sense, right? Like if I'm about to die of lack of oxygen, then my kids are not gonna be able to do anything on the airplane without me.
So I have to put my aunt on first. Before I put it on my children, maybe that is what we need to lead with. With everything when we're talking about our children, our parents, our family, our friends, our jobs. If we don't put on our own oxygen mask first, we literally cannot help others. Does that help us?