don't set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm

don't set yourself on fire to keep someone else 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. Look, the client can wait until tomorrow, Tom—go home and get some rest before you keel over. Don't set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm, for Pete's sake.
See also: else, fire, keep, on, set, someone, to, warm
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