A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. (Benjamin Franklin)

We’ve all known people like Franklin writes about. The self-centered person is difficult to be around, and certainly almost impossible to engage in a meaningful two-way conversation. But, aren’t we all a bit like that? We are so consumed with our own interests and involvements that we often don’t see the other person’s value or needs and how we might profit from or help them.

Don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too (Philippians 2:3-4)