The pursuit of happiness is a double-edged sword; self-reliance often bleeds into selfishness.
An interest in fashion also seems to beget an assumption of selfishness and mean-spiritedness.
Murray has many harsh things to say about the selfishness and insularity of the new upper class.
But selfishness must be defined as promoting our genuine wellbeing.
As she prepares for opening night Feb. 19, Mamet talks to Janice Kaplan about selfishness, awkward sex and her famous father.
And perhaps secretly Kit had always considered personal ambition a little private form of selfishness.
But do try to believe, at the same time, that my own selfishness has been a kindness to you.
If I ask you for peace, 162 it is not selfishness, dear girl; it is prayer.
"He is cruel, and the very incarnation of selfishness," he said.
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.