In an article published by foxnews.com, Dr. Keith Ablow, psychiatrist and Fox contributor, has spoken out on what he calls a “generation of deluded narcissists.” Ablow points to the face that today’s college youth think they are gifted and driven when, in fact, their test scores are going down and social media has turned them into psychologically sick children who are narcissistically challenged. Ablow writes:
False pride can never be sustained. The bubble of narcissism is always at risk of bursting. That’s why young people are higher on drugs than ever, drunker than ever, smoking more, tattooed more, pierced more and having more and more and more sex, earlier and earlier and earlier, raising babies before they can do it well, because it makes them feel special, for a while. They’re doing anything to distract themselves from the fact that they feel empty inside and unworthy.
Wow and AMEN! And what does this generation get from its leaders? A President who has never held a meaningful job outside of government largess and has the gall to lecturer those who got rich because of real hard work. A congress that can’t give up its pork and won’t face the facts that we’re rapidly becoming a second rate nation economically. When an “entertainment” company like Apple has more money in the bank than the government, what does that say? (Yes, I have an iPhone, but it’s for functionality not games and social media.)
Too many youth have overdosed on egoist, inflated self-worth and need to be told that more Monster drinks and Facebook postings don’t automatically lead to success. And to fix this problem, Obama is now floating the idea of an executive order to take guns away from Americans. I have a gun, and I’m in no danger of shooting up a theater. But the those like James Holmes, who are infested with the narcissism that Ablow describes, are a danger to all of us, and not because they have an assault rifle. It’s because they are self-absorbed with first-person shooter games and inflated egos drive by demons. The answer is simple: a return to the work ethic, political leaders who lead us because they’ve proven by business success that they are qualified, and preachers who are willing to cast out the demons that infest this national, narcissistic obsession.