Self-absorption is a funny term. We use it when someone is absorbed with themselves. True absorption refers to absorbing something else (ie - a sponge absorbs water or cat litter absorbs ... you get it). Therefore, absorbing oneself isn't really a thing or at least it shouldn't be a thing but in fact, it tends to be more of the norm than an exception. A great amount of the mental health challenges that individuals face is because people are indeed focused more on themselves and less focused on helping and supporting others. When we look out for others, we experience a sense of worth and value and, in turn, we allow others the opportunity to be more willing to help us.
Lord, help me to look out my window and see who I can help instead of spending so much time looking at a mirror and obsessing on my own issues.