"Put your own oxygen mask on first before helping others" goes beyond airplane safety best practices.
Catch your breath before helping others relax and they will calm down all the more.
Hydrate yourself before bringing water to others and glasses will go unspilled.
Find financial stability before deciding how much you will give to others and you can give more.
Seek your own serenity before trying to bring others peace and they will follow your example.
The former are not selfish when done with a mind to the latter.
After all, the best way to learn how to help others is to learn how to help yourself.
The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=