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self-concern

(sĕlf′kən-sûrn′)
n.
Selfish or excessive concern for oneself.

self′-con·cerned′ adj.
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If consciousness is transcendentally impersonal, then the idea of an absolutely basic, "natural" level of self-concerned or egoistic motivation in human psychology must be abandoned (transcendence as a structure of consciousness is a structure of the for-itself).
There's actually a long list, but I'm so self-concerned as I speak, I can't remember their names.
While a loving and benevolent attitude will show through even clumsy behaviour, so a self-concerned and blaming attitude will show through skilled behaviour.
Such informed biology can begin to see or, at least, does not forget, "that (and why) living beings are ordered and active wholes, particular ones of a particular kind, individually unique, time-bound, and experiencing a nuanced journey between birth and death; perishable and needy and, therefore, aspiring and energetically self-concerned.
As the self-concerned aristocratic bad boy Steerforth and the smarmy upwardly mobile clerk Uriah Heep, Graham O'Meara plays two very different stock types to their most winsomely caricatureish extremes.
Those that make us fretful, worried, anxious, and self-concerned are most likely not from God, especially if they lead us to put our focus on ourselves rather than on God and others.