The system should be there to help, not hurt
WHY IS this? Is it to be selfish? Of course not! Unless you are getting oxygen you can’t actually help dependent children and you will both be in difficulty.
It is a universal principle that you cannot help others if you are struggling yourself.
This applies in medical practice. Each day doctors help patients with their problems; helping fit the proverbial oxygen mask. Does anybody ever wonder or even care if as doctors we have fitted our own mask? I suspect not. So how good are we at looking after ourselves? While few doctors smoke and weight wise