A headline lured my momentary attention to the cover of Parade Magazine (April 1). It read in red type: “I Don’t Have the Right to be Selfish.” Halle Berry (whoever she is) is the one who said it. Statements like that really rile me. So positive, so self-deprecating, so goody-goody, so very wrong. Giving up a basic natural right is bad in itself, and giving up one’s selfishness is absolutely pitiful.
The right to be selfish
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