In society, because self-centeredness is so despised, one might feel motivated to sensor his or her self-centeredness to prevent being disliked or cast out.  But that’s not the reason to try and become less self-centered.  Albeit, the people in your life – especially your family – will benefit by your growing less self-centered; however, no one will benefit more from your reduced self-centeredness than you.  It’s not all about you – your wife’s mood swing, your teenage daughter’s hostility, your boss’s short fuse, the whispering and snickering from the audience – it’s not all about you.  It doesn’t all mean something about you.  No one benefits more fully from the realization of that truth than you.

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