I'm reading an article and I stumble across the word "solipsism". I grab the family dictionary and as I'm looking it up, the Emmy show starts. Oprah Winfrey walks out on stage ostensibly to open the show but in reality to talk about herself, and at that very moment I'm learning the definition of the word "solipsism".
|1.||Philosophy. the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.|
|2.||extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one's feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption.|