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self-concern

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

self′-con·cerned′ adj.
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Are these self-concerned protestors thinking about plugging the leak of brain power and finances that result from sending the other 94% overseas to be educated?
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.
Three chapters and an interlude on Interregnum poetry develop Milton's self-representation against the prelates, his "self-concerned" tracts regarding divorce and its aftermath, and his performances defending Parliamentary leaders and himself before the Restoration.
While a loving and benevolent attitude will show through even clumsy behaviour, so a self-concerned and blaming attitude will show through skilled behaviour.
He shows a healthy willingness to reconsider and revise some of his own initial responses and even to alter some of his previously published judgments, and the tone of the book is all the more engaging because it is often written in the first person (without being obsessively self-concerned).
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."