Compulsive Gambling & Selfishness
For a long time, this thought that I was a selfish person really fueled my depression. Maybe I didn’t deserve to have friends or professional success since I was such a self-centered jerk.
But That’s Not Me. And It’s Likely Not You Either.
Over time, I’ve come to realize that I’m not a selfish person. Sure, the things I did to fuel my addiction were extremely selfish, but that wasn’t really me.
The real me cares about other people. A lot.
I’ve found this to be overwhelmingly true about the other compulsive gamblers I have met. As a whole, they are some of the most thoughtful, generous, caring and UNSELFISH people I know.
If you’ve been beating yourself up for your selfish behaviors. Stop.
You wouldn’t be here trying to recover and become a better version of yourself if you really only cared about yourself.
Pull out a piece of paper and write down all of the unselfish things you do in your life. My guess is there is more than you expect.