don't set yourself on fire to keep others warm

don't set yourself on fire to keep others warm

You should not prioritize the needs of others over your own happiness and well-being. Would you stop with all the people-pleasing? Don't set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm. We'll be fine without you for an hour, Tom—go take a nap in the on-call room before you keel over. Don't set yourself on fire to keep others warm, for Pete's sake.
See also: fire, keep, on, other, set, to, warm
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