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We are raising a generation
of deluded narcissists

Fox News, by Dr. Keith Ablow

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/8/2013 11:44:47 AM

A new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has accumulated data for the past 47 years from 9 million young adults, reveals that college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and time spent studying are decreasing. Psychologist Jean Twenge, the lead author of the analysis, is also the author study showing that the tendency toward narcissism in students is up 30 percent in the last thirty-odd years. This data is not unexpected. I have been writing a great

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Who better to further their self-destruction than Barack Hussein 0bama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 1/8/2013 11:50:15 AM     (No. 9105044)

The inevitable unintended consequence of years of bathing in the self-esteem cesspool. These kids were aways awarded trophies for just showing up; now they award themselves accolades for simply being alive.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John21, 1/8/2013 11:52:46 AM     (No. 9105051)

Don´t worry academia will lower all standards so that their egos will not be bruised.
The indoctrination into the the realm of the incompetent will continue. Failure of indoctrination would mean that educators would actully have to work for a living and the union would find that unacceptable.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/8/2013 12:15:23 PM     (No. 9105095)

This has been festering since my generation were seniors in high school in 1963. Oddly, even our teachers agreed it was ´63 that the tide really began turning and the halls became filled with spoiled brats believing they (ahem, we...) were God´s gifts. Prosperity plants the seeds of its own demise.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/8/2013 12:56:22 PM     (No. 9105203)

Do read the whole thing. Powerful.

It starts with responsible grownup parents who have the courage to be leaders rather than pals with their kids. That will be the hard sell... too many parents (and I´m not talking about the unmarried ones in the ghettos and barrios) are immature and narcissistic themselves. Unfit to lead. Unfit to parent.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bobgray2, 1/8/2013 2:01:23 PM     (No. 9105343)

Right up until the moment where these self declared "gifted" children run up against someone who truly is gifted and their ego gets popped. The earlier that happens the better. Unfortunately, these deluded individuals sometimes make it all the way to adulthood and positions of authority before they come to the realization that they are mediocre at best.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 2dogs, 1/8/2013 2:07:08 PM     (No. 9105360)

#3, as a fellow Classmate of ´63, I must disagree. We had the highest SAT scores ever recorded, before or after "norming". We had reason to feel special: we were the healthiest, best educated generation ever...very few of us had blown up egos, at least not in my home town.
I, personally, blame the acceptance of jeans and tshirts everywhere, and the invention of the Sony Walkman, which gave us a soundtrack to our lives, right in our heads. Technology, education, and parents have done most of this!


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Reply 7 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/8/2013 2:11:34 PM     (No. 9105374)

Their perfect role model and example of successful expectations resides at the most prestigious address in the world (at least it was until he moved there).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/8/2013 2:19:18 PM     (No. 9105388)

The ban on TV ads for tobacco began in 1971.
It´s been very helpful in reducing smoking rates.

The binge drinking today is horrendous.
Kudos to MADD & affiliates for helping reduce the fatality rates on our highways.

May I suggest the further step to combat drinking...
banning TV ads for alcohol.
No more beer commercials.
Nor for any other kind of booze.

Also we never should have allowed pharmaceutical ads on TV.
Those should be banned.

We can combat some of this crap.
Education reform is a must.
And a very big topic for another time.
Reduce the number of years, and the costs, in short.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: crunchycon, 1/8/2013 2:25:03 PM     (No. 9105398)

..and if I have to hear "kids are so much smarter than we were" one more time..

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dp1950, 1/8/2013 9:05:08 PM     (No. 9106032)

I refuse to recognize the kids of today as being smart until I consistently get the correct order I give at a drive-in.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/8/2013 11:47:56 PM     (No. 9106211)

They also lack empathy.
G-d forbid you say "No" to them
With the excess of electronics, they are even more self envolved. Social skills are minimal.

47 years ? Didn´t they take prayer out of schools in 1962 ?



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Reply 12 - Posted by: CincyMom, 1/10/2013 10:07:04 AM     (No. 9108703)

I printed this out and am sending it to various relatives with children owning egos the size of Philadelphia. (My grandchildren are included in the deluded group.)

This article just hits the nail on the head.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/10/2013 10:25:42 AM     (No. 9108763)

There´s one sitting in the white house right now...

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