When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?
Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.
A self indulgent piece of shit
Many people say they are reluctant to be self-compassionate because they’re afraid they would let themselves get away with anything. “I’m stressed out today so to be kind to myself I’ll just watch TV all day and eat a quart of icecream.” This, however, is self-indulgence rather than self-compassion. Remember that being compassionate to oneself means that you want to be happy and healthy in the long term. In many cases, just giving oneself pleasure may harm well-being (such as taking drugs, over-eating, being a couch potato), while giving yourself health and lasting happiness often involves a certain amount of displeasure (such as quitting smoking, dieting, exercising).
I’m a dick
See if you always feel like your problems are more important than anyone else’s. People who are self-absorbed are unable to see past their own problems to consider the fact that other people may be suffering, too. If something bad happened to you, whether it’s a break-up or an annoying conflict with your boss, and you can’t seem to shut up about it to anyone within earshot without considering how those people might be feeling, then you may be self-absorbed. It’s one thing to share your problems, but it’s another to make your problems the most important part of all of your social interactions, no matter how much the people around you may be suffering.
If you’re self-absorbed, then you may often compare your own problems to the problems of a friend who is trying to vent to you. If your friend just separated from her husband and your first impulse is to compare the relationship to your two-month relationship, then you may be self-absorbed.
If your friend is talking about a death in her family or some other awful experience, then your reaction should be to listen and to be there. If all you want to do is talk about how your grandmother died ten years ago or try to make it about yourself, then it may be because you’re self-absorbed.
If you have a problem, whether it’s a small argument at work or an altercation with a neighbor, and you feel like your ten best friends absolutely have to know every little detail, then it may be because you’re self-absorbed.