Filipino lawyer, so egocentric that the majority of the people following their footsteps display a mentality dominated by greed and total self-concern
In an excess of self-concern
, I get lost on the route home.
It is not an unknown scenario in our working class atmosphere where self-concern
comes before any other concern.
The author shares amazing insights on these topics, such as the idea that true happiness is the absence of self-concern
. The path to knowing oneself and to understanding life is ultimately summed up in one beautiful passage, a message that one of the gurus that Rabbin studied with shared with him: "The heart is the sacred hub of the Universe.
in which they divided motivational factors into four categories.20,21 These were self-concern
, health concern, social influence and legal issues.
It registers male inconstancy as rationalised self-concern
Yet, as much as Anne is pained by their treatment, never once in the novel, in which her inner thoughts and feelings are open to us as a book, does she express anything approaching the mortification, self-concern
, and distancing shown by Elizabeth and Fanny in the earlier novels.
K: Indolence, negligence, self-concern
, self-contradiction: all that is the nature of inattention.
For finding ourselves participating in the flow of generosity--receiving tradition's gifts while at the same time called by the vulnerable other who could use those gifts--we find ourselves drawn out of the captivity of self-concern
. (4) This is an ecstasy which takes us out of ourselves--but not out of the world.
His lack of fear, or rather lack of self-concern
for outside opinions that might otherwise shatter an ego and diminish a voice, Stamps moves courageously into an area that presents the hideous and grotesque in order to empower the humanness we all share.
The introduction (1-27) clearly defines Heschel's central focus on transcendence: to pass from he human perspective of "reflective" self-concern
to God as absolute "transitive concern." This "recentering" of the human ego to God as Subject is indeed the fundamental dynamic of Heschel's thought.
Of course, this sort of egomaniacal behavior alienated him from his teammates, isolating him in the zone of his own self-concern
. He was always the most talented player on the field but never a leader.