The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement - Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell
We live in a narcissistic culture - a society with an inflated view of self-importance. Narcissism is not simply a confident attitude or healthy feeling of self-worth. Narcissists are arrogant and overconfident.
In this outstanding book, the authors diagnose our current cultural situation and offer practical solutions. They cannot be accused of political bias, for one is a liberal democrat, the other, a conservative republican. The authors are convinced that if the general trajectory of our country and its elevated view of the self does not reverse, then we will suffer. They conclude by stating: "We need a new cultural belief: if you love yourself too much, you won't have enough love left for anyone else" (223).
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