When we are young and self-absorbed we ask that question all the time.
Cain is too self-absorbed to see that he made it as far as he did only because he is black.
In Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy, the self-induced, self-absorbed Greek tragedy of Andrew Lohse.
She has a hard time getting the self-absorbed, self-loathing D-lister to open up (in between booze binges).
At Last is the fifth novel about Patrick Melrose, St Aubyn's unhappy and self-absorbed antihero.
He had been silent and self-absorbed from the first, but he had never quite given up hope.
Flice followed with Keith, who was silent and self-absorbed.
Men and women are being dragged out of their self-absorbed corners and stirred up and shaken.
The chauffeur, who knew him well, had never found the priest so self-absorbed.
So self-absorbed were they that they gave no attention to the comings and goings of the master of the house.