We are taught in our Bible studies and in our churches to be selfless. The Word of God teaches us to love others as we love ourselves, in fact, it is the top two of the greatest commandments (Mark 12:31).
As I started to work culling the extra stuff from my life I actually had to make a list of what is good for me and what is not. I recognized that the whole point was for me to pare down what occupies (or rather overwhelms) my heart and head, and feel good about it. God wants me to practice a life of simplicity.