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self-preservation

(sĕlf′prĕz′ər-vā′shən)
n.
1. Protection of oneself from harm or destruction.
2. The instinct for individual preservation; the innate desire to stay alive.
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Michael sees Self-Preservation as more than a substance abuse workbook, "It's a life skills program that helps foster a more self-aware, self-reliant, self-regulating, and self-preserving lifestyle in those working towards recovery, while also allowing enough character building, self-reflecting, educational and life skills material that it truly resonates with the DUI and DWI offender's whole life, not just their current charge.
There are heroes, the lucky, the unlucky, and those who are hell-bent on self-preservation.
TALKING of self-preservation, the most transparent sham in British politics right now is the kiss and make-up between snake in the grass Michael Gove and bumbling Boris Johnson.
The result is filled with insights, exercises, and the kind of approach that encourages caregiving and self-preservation alike.
There is no intention na mang-kidnap or mag-bombing; self-preservation, 'yung makaalis sila dito sa Bohol.
An award-worthy performance by stage vet Lu Zhong fuses the incongruent elements of "Red Amnesia," Wang Xiaoshuai's involving if fragmented take on an older woman lost in the disorientation of China's breakneck changes and seeking expiation for an earlier act of self-preservation.
In that sense, self-preservation for us, as a 'tribe', is pointless: after all, if God is at work, and God's Kingdom is coming on earth as in heaven, our task as followers of Jesus is not to preserve a particular subculture, but to get on board with what God is doing.
How a lie could grow out of control and how one man's desire to protect his 'mythic, perfect story' could lead him into monstrous bullying for the sake of self-preservation.
Self-preservation does not become a priority for professionals until a lack of self-care interferes with their personal or professional life.
It directly counters the instinct of self-preservation.
in a "state of nature," the fundamental rights of people to freedom and self-preservation are at best insecure (Locke and Rousseau) or at worst constantly jeopardized (Hobbes).
But they still have an instinct for self-preservation which their leaders dare not defy.