Friday, May 30, 2008

The Perils Of Egocentrism

Anyone that has ever been forced to endure a developmental psychology class fully understands that children are immersed in self-absorption and egocentrism. It's not unusual, it's a normal part of growing up. But when it doesn't fade out in early adulthood, there is a problem.

Victor Davis Hanson has a new essay that explores the repercussions of nearly an entire generation, whose members have not grown out of it. The evidence he uses for his claim is plentiful and very evident to all that have the ability to see past themselves and their selfish desires. if you are part of this generation (as I am), don't be insulted. He is only speaking the truth.

No matter what your age or generation, I'd give this one a very serious read and follow it with some true self-reflection. It is a very poignant piece.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have met the enemy; he is us.