Loving oneself is crucial.
If we do not love ourselves,
how can we love others?
It seems that when some people
talk of compassion, they have the notion
that it entails a total disregard for one's own interest's ...
a sacrificing of one's interests. This is not the case.
In fact genuine love should first be directed at one's self.
The Dali Lama
One Love. One Peace. Always and all ways.