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It’s all about ME!

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Psychology Today published a great article this month (you can read it here) that basically confirms what I’ve long suspected.  America is increasingly becoming a nation of narcissists.  According to the author, reality shows, talent shows, young Disney starlets, YouTube, and all other forms of social media are contributing to the rise of narcissism in teens and pre-teens.  The need to feed an ego and become famous has started to turn some people off to the notion of society and common good because it doesn’t fit their life.  Community does nothing to benefit ME.  So when the ego drowns out messages that do not appeal directly to building my sense of self, when ads clutter our lives like so much noise, and when there are now innumerable methods to attract attention to ourselves (while ignoring others) I have to ask…  what are YOU …