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navel-contemplation

An excessive focus on one's personal problems or concerns, to the exclusion of other people or other issues. She said my navel-contemplation was one of the biggest reasons she broke up with me. If our party is going to be successful in the future, then we can't be dragged down by navel-contemplation about the loss of this election.
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If Y Cyrff were the artful Welsh existentialist, literate deep thinkers shrouded in a cloak of navel contemplation, then Crumblowers were 24-hour party people - a rumbling, tumbling, carousing confection of The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays.
The time for navel contemplation is not in the middle of a Super League season and certainly not in the middle of a match.
Consider also that many among us perceive "the vision thing" to be little more than unproductive navel contemplation, fit only for a framed list of platitudes and destined to molder on a dark, obscure wall.
What most of the sensible car companies are doing is a touch of navel contemplation.
Don't tell me Tony Morris, for example, hasn't gone through the odd period of navel contemplation as he wonders what on earth has persuaded him to use up all his time, and that fine mind, on the family trees of a species we invented.
Frequently, the same pointless navel contemplation goes on in the news pages and on the networks as well.