Through the Prism

After passing through the prism, each refraction contains some pure essence of the light, but only an incomplete part. We will always experience some aspect of reality, of the Truth, but only from our perspectives as they are colored by who and where we are. Others will know a different color and none will see the whole, complete light. These are my musings from my particular refraction.

2.27.2007

Amen!

Narcissism on the rise

College students have taken to heart years of hearing that they’re special, study finds.

Today’s college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors, according to a comprehensive new study by five psychologists who worry that the trend could be harmful.

“We need to stop endlessly repeating, ‘You’re special’ and having children repeat that back,” said the study’s lead author, Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University. “Kids are self-centered enough already.” . . .

. . . “Permissiveness seems to be a component,” he said. “A potential antidote would be more authoritative parenting. Less indulgence might be called for.”

3 Comments:

At 2/27/2007 11:13 PM, Blogger Gobula said...

I can't stand schools that have the no grading and no losing policy.

 
At 2/28/2007 1:29 PM, Blogger Lummox said...

I just like getting a smiley face sticker. I like to put them in secret, special places.

 
At 2/28/2007 5:00 PM, Blogger Michael D. said...

We need to remember that self-esteem can’t be taught, it can only be earned. I know this from personal experience. I went through school with a learning problem before it became stylish to give out grades students didn’t earn, or the latest: abandoning red pens in favor of a “more friendly, less obtrusive” purple pen.

 

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