I Am Trying to Be Less Interested In Myself Versus Others

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    Anyone Else Got A Way To Go?

    As I get older I realize more and more how self-focused I can be and how damaging that can be, especially now that I'm living in a new country. But at the same time I think because I'm in a new country by myself is why I'm pushed to being so self-focused...like if I don't care...
    ilovedietcoke ilovedietcoke
    18-21
    May 26, 2011

    Am I Heartless?

    It's not that I'm selfish. I care so much about people, and I try my best to express that. I'd do anything for the people I care about. It's just that I'm the one everyone turns to for advice, counselling and sympathy. And now sometimes when people are talking to...
    mooshmoosh mooshmoosh
    18-21, F
    Feb 5, 2007

    I Can Be Very Selfish, But If ...

    I can be very selfish, but if it's to do with my friend i will drop everything to talk to them.  People often come to me for advice, and i would like to say that i am less interested in myself and more interested in others.
    denialsworld denialsworld
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2007

    Am I Heartless?

    It's not that I'm selfish. I care so much about people, and I try my best to express that. I'd do anything for the people I care about. It's just that I'm the one everyone turns to for advice, counselling and sympathy. And now sometimes when people are talking to...
    mooshmoosh mooshmoosh
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2007

    Am I Heartless?

    It's not that I'm selfish. I care so much about people, and I try my best to express that. I'd do anything for the people I care about. It's just that I'm the one everyone turns to for advice, counselling and sympathy. And now sometimes when people are talking to...
    mooshmoosh mooshmoosh
    18-21, F
    Feb 5, 2007

    I Share This Difficulty.

    i'm very self-conscious of how involved i'm being with people i really care about. i don't feel like i've given them as much as they've given me though. i think a large part of it is a few things i've been going through recently.. alot of internal processing.. and i think it can...
    soulsadriftx soulsadriftx
    16-17, M
    Jul 5, 2007

    Am I Heartless?

    It's not that I'm selfish. I care so much about people, and I try my best to express that. I'd do anything for the people I care about. It's just that I'm the one everyone turns to for advice, counselling and sympathy. And now sometimes when people are talking to...
    mooshmoosh mooshmoosh
    18-21, F
    Feb 5, 2007

    ALTRUISM

    Mostly through my studies of buddhism, I've become more interested in my fellows and less interested in self-seeking.  Of course I am far from perfect and constantly have room for improvement.  In many ways I am a self-serving bastard still but I know I am better than I...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2007

    Am I Heartless?

    It's not that I'm selfish. I care so much about people, and I try my best to express that. I'd do anything for the people I care about. It's just that I'm the one everyone turns to for advice, counselling and sympathy. And now sometimes when people are talking to...
    mooshmoosh mooshmoosh
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 5, 2007

    Self Improvement Is a Two-edged Sword...

    It's good that I want to better myself, but sometimes it takes so much concentration and effort that I disconnect from the people around me without even knowing it. And that's no way to be either. Because sometimes your loved ones are happy with the way you are and don't want to...
    hellosailor hellosailor
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2006
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