Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Well, hell, I could have told you that!

MSNBC reports that today's college students are impossibly narcissistic. Well, shee-it, we who have encountered them from this side of the podium know it only too well.

To quote: [Writer] Twenge, the author of Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before, said narcissists tend to lack empathy, react aggressively to criticism and favor self-promotion over helping others.

The researchers traced the phenomenon back to what they called the "self-esteem movement" that emerged in the 1980s, asserting that the effort to build self-confidence had gone too far.

Conclusion: You're NOT that special, so stop acting like you are.


Anonymous Hillary said...

Bravo... always made me laugh during elementary school when we'd have Field Day and anyone who participated got a "Participation Ribbon" or "300th place". Yeah, aren't we turning into precious little role models for the future!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Yet another example of main-stream media giving us the down and dirty on the REAL news of the day.

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Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

Ha! In my day we were special.

Young kids today . . .

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