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.
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.