To serve: the act or process of helping others.
To survive: the art and skill of meeting one’s own need for preservation and nourishment.
All relationships, whether personal or professional, require a mastery of both disciplines.
One cannot serve unless he learns how to survive. One cannot survive unless he learns how to serve.
Sacrifice without self-care is the antithesis of service. Self-gratification without charity is the poorest strategy for survival.
If you really care about your relationships, stay alive and stick around.
If you really want to stay alive and stick around, care about your relationships.