Fatigue, sadness, or psychosis is not about choice or laziness or selfishness.
The pursuit of happiness is a double-edged sword; self-reliance often bleeds into selfishness.
As she prepares for opening night Feb. 19, Mamet talks to Janice Kaplan about selfishness, awkward sex and her famous father.
But selfishness must be defined as promoting our genuine wellbeing.
An interest in fashion also seems to beget an assumption of selfishness and mean-spiritedness.
And perhaps secretly Kit had always considered personal ambition a little private form of selfishness.
To it may also be attributed their selfishness and ingratitude.
If I ask you for peace, 162 it is not selfishness, dear girl; it is prayer.
He was ambitious, and his ambition was allied with selfishness.
I would take them by their selfishness, their indolence, their interest.
Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs. [Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene," 1976]Related: Selfishly; selfishness. Cf. similar formations in German selbstisch, Swedish sjelfvisk, Danish selvisk.