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Selfish Choices Vs Unselfish Choices

We are all a little "me" oriented. It's important that we look out for ourselves and those around us. However, there are times when we take our right of personal choice a bit too far.

One of the current choices of note is whether or not to vaccinate your child against measles. Based on a growing number of choices not to do so, we now have the start of a measles epidemic...something that could get much worse and hurt a lot of people.

So, when faced with choices like this, we must base them more on facts than on feelings. The facts clearly support a choice to vaccinate. When we go against the facts, we are not only making a selfish choice, but we are teaching our children to make selfish choices as well. 

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley