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    the meaning of "self"

    Dear all,

    I'd like to know the meaning of "self" in the sentence below.

    "...that the closest kind of friendship is only possible with a handful of individuals, because of the investment of time and self that it takes."

    It seems to me "self" means somthing like "sincerity" or "endevor" or "effort" or something like that.

    Am I on the right track?

    Thank you!

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    Re: the meaning of "self"

    You were on the right track.

    "Self" means something like one's personality, capacity to give, capacity to feel, time, effort...

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    Re: the meaning of "self"

    investment
    of / time and self

    self could also mean personal physical energy, capabillity, even having to change social contacts and living arrangments.

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