from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take to one's self; appropriate; adopt.
- To assimilate: as, to asself aliment.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But the rant about 'life being about choices' and all other crap that guy delivers shows a coprophag, asself-poop eater right there: not only he is there for money but he also wants to feel comfortable about it.