quotes about selfishness

He doesn’t understand me.
He doesn’t understand
why I am trying to save him,
why I am trying to ‘cheer him up’.
He doesn’t understand
why I am putting my ego aside,
why I am putting my pride under his shoes
and watching him crush it.
And I don’t understand
how to tell him my reasons,
my oh so selfish reasons.
I don’t think he would ever understand
that I have to save him,
I have to keep him good and going.
I have to get him out of the grave
he is digging for himself. 
I don’t know how to tell him that
I need to save him
even though he has never saved me,
even though I couldn’t save myself,
that I have to save him
because I couldn’t save myself
and because I know what it feels like
to scream for help
and have no one to save you.
—  i don’t think he’ll ever understand that i love him, that i am in love with him // JustScribbledWords