I stopped by the grocery store and as I was parking my motorcycle in the parking lot, some slouchy rider pulls his bike onto the sidewalk near the entrance to park. What’s that about?
Maybe he wants the attention. Maybe he’s lazy. Almost certainly he’s self-absorbed.
Why does everybody need to walk around his vehicle while the rest of us use the parking lot? It makes me want to park in the middle of his yard, although I doubt he’d get the irony.
Self-absorption in it’s many forms stinks. Our navels are not the center of the universe. The pursuit of our own happiness doesn’t give us the right to impinge on others. We all live as part of a larger community and need to consider the big picture.
Everybody else seems to get that. Except the self-absorbed.