The Problem With Putting Yourself Last

Shani Silver
2 min readJan 9

For those who learned people-pleasing really early.

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This is for anyone raised to believe that putting yourself last was commendable. Those groomed to play small, to make life easier for others. We were praised for needing nothing, for forgoing what we really wanted in favor of what others wanted to give, and we were also rewarded for being “okay with” the least-good version of literally anything…

Shani Silver

Author of A Single Revolution, available on Amazon. Host of A Single Serving Podcast. shanisilver[at]gmail