Are We Creating a Generation of Narcissists?

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Are We Creating a Generation of Narcissists?  I am going to bring two other posts to you.  Click on Tereza for her blog post about this.  Check on Keith Ablow for the Fox article I am commenting about in this post.

You can always say your special, but without setbacks in life you don’t learn anything.  You have no chance of growing as a person.

The old Soviet Union tried this with only having good news.  It doesn’t work.  It just delays the fall and makes that fall harder and with more hurt.

There was an old cartoon with the caption with two dogs saying, “On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog.”

It’s true, you can make people see what you want them to see.

As for social media, it didn’t exist when I was a kid.  Typing this essay on a laptop computer?  I would have seen that as the realm of Science Fiction.  In my youth, computers were mainframes.

You were your voice on the the telephone or what you said with your public face; your actions.

OK, I have 3500 friends on Facebook now.  If you told me when I first signed up for Facebook, I would have 3500 friends, I would have thought you mad.

Having said that, I figured out I have levels of how often I speak with certain people.  All this depends on how one uses social media.  For me, it is a tool.  I network and try and match people I know hoping they will have mutual benefit from each other.

I’ve made one YouTube video so far.  No, I do not consider myself start quality, LOL!  It is to help our Public Speaking for Shy Writers program.

I also use Twitter for networking.  I guess you can use all these to feed your ego.  How do you bring all this to a healthy way of raising kids, I cannot tell you.  The social media is here to stay and a tool, like any other tool.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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