Nothing other people do is because of you.
It is because of themselves." ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
I just copied this from my step-daughter's Facebook status. This is a rather pessimistic view of mankind; unfortunately it's all too true. How often, when we're visiting with a friend or loved one, do we wait for them to stop talking just so we can fit in our two cents worth? Were we really listening to them and caring about what they have to say, or are we thinking about ourselves?
Just something most of us, myself included, need to work on. We're a self-centered generation (with a few exceptions) and that's just the opposite of what Jesus asks us to be.