Personal growth - How to overcome self-absorption?
Most of us in my opinion have been self-absorbed or overly self-concerned in some ways. This depends on the phase in our lives too; at times we can be wrapped up in obsessive thoughts or concerns. Children can be self-absorbed, and so are teenagers.
If you have been there, were there moments that burst you out of the bubble? How did you wake up to recognize what you were in hindsight? Did your spouse/family/mentor/friend/co-worker “ground” you or turn things upside down, gently or otherwise?
If you have been there, have you made a conscious decision to move away from that state? What’s the antidote?
I know this kind of question is hard to answer.. Thank you for any stories or suggestions. Hope to learn something from you.