Selfyness vs. Selfishness

Some people aren’t so much selfish as they are, well, selfy. To coin a word. Or at least a meaning. (Apparently a self-portrait can be a “selfy.”) Selfish people worry about getting what’s theirs, whether it’s success, adulation, money, preferential treatment. Selfy people, on the other hand, can be nice and considerate, but they’re just into themselves. Maybe they like themselves a lot. Or they’re smug. Kind of like happy babies. But I guess they could also be self-absorbed in a miserable way. Selfishness implies taking and keeping, someone else getting shorted. Selfyness implies ignoring, not taking.

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