Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., writes the following which I’m sure will rattle the soul and core of the dutiful parent.
“American culture has become increasingly focused on the illusion of greatness rather than greatness itself. We seem to think that if we give every kid a trophy, every kid is a winner. That’s just not true. Yes, we can reward effort early on. But we don’t have to overpraise mediocre performance in the hopes it will lead to better results. One study actually shows that self-esteem boosting leads to failure, not success.”
And what potentates such narcissism? You guessed, it: (anti)social media.