Seriously though, just do your best to get involved with something that "takes you out of yourself" a bit, as others have said, the age you are at it is pretty natural to have inclinations like that. Sometimes it's good if you can do something anonymously to avoid getting credit and self aggrandizement for it.
See it as a bubble, see it as a mirage: one who regards the world this way the King of Death doesn't see.
We are interdependent beings despite being buddhas. Interdependency is a part of samsara. Your needs are normal, healthy and very human. I would recommend reading this book. It will clarify things and save you (hopefully) from a lifetime of unconscious unhealthy choices. http://www.amazon.com/Attached-Science- ... s=attached