You’ll be able to be more present and caring with the people you love when you meet your own needs first. Society is better off with you finding your path and being happy. Why? Because you’ll be one less outraged, sad, and anxious person in the collective.
Great article and Yes, this is the key. Meeting own needs and cutting all things that interfere with that is the key. Sometimes, in immediate terms, you won't meet your financial obligations, but in time, the rewards will be great. Giving yourself time to figure it out is the key.