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Self-centeredness

Post by duszek » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:43 am

A self-centered person pays attention only or mainly to himself.

How do they manage to be self-centered without getting bored ?
Do they find new interesting aspects of their own personality all the time ?

Generous contributions from personal experience are welcome.

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Re: Self-centeredness

Post by -1- » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:58 pm

I keep my self-centredness exciting by by rerouting any subject to become a comparative expression of myself.

There is never any shortage of new and novel ways of approaching the fascinating subject matter of me for me.

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Re: Self-centeredness

Post by Greta » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:48 pm

It does get boring. So then you start looking outside for something more fresh.

Then that becomes troublesome so you retreat and relate the new info back to the self and then do some recontextualising, perhaps something akin to -1-'s post. Then that becomes boring and ... :D

Express. Be impressed upon. Express. Be impressed upon. Just another growth cycle amongst countless.

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Re: Self-centeredness

Post by duszek » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:15 pm

Do excentrics have more interesting things in themselves to enjoy for a longer time ?

Then they do not depend on the outside world to entertain or fascinate them.

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Re: Self-centeredness

Post by duszek » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:17 pm

Ex-centrics are particularly self-centered.

It is puzzling.

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Re: Self-centeredness

Post by duszek » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:38 pm

An excentric stays away from the center (= mainstream) and thus can focus on his own personal center or centre, undisturbed by social expectations and peer pressures.

An excentric can also become a photographer or a bird-watcher and forget about oneself, focusing mainly on exterior objects.

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Re: Self-centeredness

Post by -1- » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:07 pm

duszek wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:38 pm
An excentric stays away from the center (= mainstream) and thus can focus on his own personal center or centre, undisturbed by social expectations and peer pressures.

An excentric can also become a photographer or a bird-watcher and forget about oneself, focusing mainly on exterior objects.
Eccentrics and self-centred persons are not the same. All self-centred persons are eccentrics, but not all eccentrics are self-centred.

Eccentric means "different from the norm". Self-centred means "obsessed with the self."

Yes, obsession with the self is not normal. But there are other abnormalities, or eccentricities, that are not in the realm of self-centredness.

For instance, saints such as martyrs and self-sacrificing people for a cause or for others are not normal, but they are not self-centred. They are eccentric. Jesus of the Bible is a good example of an eccentric. Not normal. The religious believe he was supernormal, a god of sorts. Whether super-normal or other, he was not normal. He agreed with paying taxes to the Roman rulers, for instance, which was not the dominant belief people should do in Jerusalem of his day. It cost him his life.

Or take Karl Marx, for instance. He was an eccentric; he was a philosopher as well as a social scientist as well as an economical theorist. That is not normal. Most of the people in his era were not that. He was an eccentric.

Both Jesus and Marx were not self-centred.

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Re: Self-centeredness

Post by Dubious » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:38 pm

duszek wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:43 am
A self-centered person pays attention only or mainly to himself.

How do they manage to be self-centered without getting bored ?
Being self-centered doesn't mean you're isolated or bored with yourself. In fact some who are that way may actually have a following. It all depends on the ways ego-centrism manifests itself.

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Re: Self-centeredness

Post by -1- » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:36 am

Dubious wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:38 pm
duszek wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:43 am
A self-centered person pays attention only or mainly to himself.

How do they manage to be self-centered without getting bored ?
Being self-centered doesn't mean you're isolated or bored with yourself. In fact some who are that way may actually have a following. It all depends on the ways ego-centrism manifests itself.
Duszek, when you finally nailed down a philosophical conundrum, and you feel satisfied and clear-headed about it, others will show you you are not ever near your target.

That's what's so beautiful about philosophy. Slippery like an eel, dances like a butterfly, stings like a bee.

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