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.
"Just as a lotus does not grow out of a well-levelled soil but from the mire, in the same way the awakening mind is not born in the hearts of disciples in whom the moisture of attachment has dried up. It grows instead in the hearts of ordinary sentient beings who possess in full the fetters of bondage." -Se Chilbu Choki Gyaltsen
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