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'The Empathic Civilization": Narcissism Or Empathy? The Me Generation Or The We Generation?

Posted February 10, 2010 | 07:30:11 (EST)

Not that long ago, the goal of raising children was to socialize them -- to replace the natural narcissism of children with restraint and consideration for others. These days, we instead build further narcissism, an inflated sense of self characterized by overconfidence, entitlement, unbridled competitiveness, and lack of empathy.

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