Is Being Self Centered a Character Flaw?

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I was reading a blog by FemaleProdigy this morning that was a meme designed to be about the blogger, the instructions were for her to talk about herself. I don’t see any harm in that, we always want to know at least a little bit about someone when we regularly read what they write, right? I know I do.

She received two comments telling her she was self centered and narcissistic. I don’t know her personally so if she is narcissistic then that’s her deal and not mine to judge, but the whole self centered comment set me off a little. I started to wonder, what if all the people in the world weren’t somewhat self centered.

I think we’d have a big problem on our hands. No one would take care of themselves!

It’s not as simple as you either are or are not self centered, do you wear makeup? Do you wear cologne? Do you try to look fashionable? Well Damn! You’re so self centered! Am I the only one that finds this utterly stupid?

It just seems ridiculous to me that being self centered is a bad thing. Sure some people take that kind of thing too far and never see past themselves, but damn, who are you to decide that based on some words you read on the internet? I think it’s very funny that someone would call being self centered a bad thing, making it accusatory instead of a statement. Even that someone would be offended!

Anyone can call me self-centered, I hope in some ways that I am! I grew up thinking of my sister before myself, then my son before myself, and I still do that a lot just because that’s the way I’ve been taught to be, it’s not all about me and no matter what I say or do, it never will be. I realize that, but on that same token, I’d like to think I’m self centered enough to make myself presentable, even attractive at times.

Honestly folks, to be able to write a blog day in and day out and not go crazy I have to be a little self centered believing that someone will read it. I hear the Field of Dreams voice saying, “If you write it, they will come…..and read it.” I have to believe that or I’m going to start looking at MouthyGirl as a waste of my time, and I don’t think this idea is a waste of time. Do you? Why do you read my musings? Entertainment? If so, hell that’s awesome! If I can even for one moment entertain someone else….um where do I sign and I’ll cut in line even!

If that makes me self centered, good! My generation likes to call “judging” type people haters. There are always going to be haters in this world, or people that judge you without knowing what you are about or who you are, that’s why the last line on the What is a MouthyGirl page is, “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.” The reason for that is that a lot of us have to overcome adversity in this world to get where we’re going and because of this, we’re allowed to be kind of proud of where we’ve been, what we’ve learned and where we’re at.

At least I think so. That’s why I’ve dubbed myself MouthyGirl, I have opinions, beliefs, ideas, suggestions and plenty to say about all of that and more and I dare anyone to tell me that I can’t have something to say. My basic position is if you don’t like it, you won’t read it. It really is that simple in my opinion.

I leave you with a video that I think sums up my opinion on this pretty well.

Have a Great Thursday everyone and I’ll see you tomorrow for GirlFriday!


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