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Thread: Are You Self-Centered?

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    Are You Self-Centered?

    We're all here because we're opinionated people who care deeply about what we believe is right and true. I'm guessing most of us are confident in our everyday lives and have what the general public would consider high self-esteem.

    There's nothing inherently wrong with being self-centered or selfish, as Ayn Rand put it. Do you live for others first, or yourself? Are you the most important person in your life? Why?
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    Re: Are You Self-Centered?

    My ambition is to rule over my own House, to make it a prosperous House, and to be a good ruler to everyone who dwells within my House.

    Whether that makes me self-centered or no is irrelevant. It is who I am, and who I intend to be--and that is all that matters.

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    Re: Are You Self-Centered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edify_Always_In_All_Ways View Post
    There's nothing inherently wrong with being self-centered or selfish, as Ayn Rand put it. Do you live for others first, or yourself? Are you the most important person in your life? Why?
    My family is number 1 in my life personally. I wouldn't say i lived for others but i would put them ahead of me if need be.


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    Re: Are You Self-Centered?

    If one doesn't take care of self, they are in no position to do for anyone else, including family. I guess this makes them self-centered in the strictest sense.

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    Re: Are You Self-Centered?

    I eat food before I know whether or not my parents have eaten food, as they are usually off at work...

    Does that make me self-centered?
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    Re: Are You Self-Centered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I eat food before I know whether or not my parents have eaten food, as they are usually off at work...

    Does that make me self-centered?
    Only if you forget to mention when they get home that you snarfed the last of the ice cream.

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    Re: Are You Self-Centered?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Only if you forget to mention when they get home that you snarfed the last of the ice cream.
    I go to work and then they get home, and then I get home. So I am technically the last to arrive. But we don't keep Ice Cream in the house. Obama has enlisted Ice Cream to spy on the population.
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    Re: Are You Self-Centered?

    The term "self-centered" tends to bring up negative connotations; one who is only focused on themselves. I prefer the term "self-focused": one who's first priority is to themselves and their needs. I would say "yes" as are most, if not all people.
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    Re: Are You Self-Centered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edify_Always_In_All_Ways View Post
    We're all here because we're opinionated people who care deeply about what we believe is right and true. I'm guessing most of us are confident in our everyday lives and have what the general public would consider high self-esteem.

    There's nothing inherently wrong with being self-centered or selfish, as Ayn Rand put it. Do you live for others first, or yourself? Are you the most important person in your life? Why?
    Self Esteem can be destructive, if unearned. I council against it except in carefully restricted moderation.

    Far more productive and constructive is self respect, which in never stressed in a hedonistic society.
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    Re: Are You Self-Centered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edify_Always_In_All_Ways View Post
    We're all here because we're opinionated people who care deeply about what we believe is right and true. I'm guessing most of us are confident in our everyday lives and have what the general public would consider high self-esteem.

    There's nothing inherently wrong with being self-centered or selfish, as Ayn Rand put it. Do you live for others first, or yourself? Are you the most important person in your life? Why?
    I think the only responsible way to live is to think of yourself, then your spouse, then your kids, then the rest of your family, then your friends, then your community, your county, your state, your region, your nation, and so forth. You've got to focus on the areas where you are most responsible and where you have the most impact. However unintended, negative consequences await people who screw up their priorities.
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