Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I Am Special So It Doesn’t Apply To Me, But You Should Read This

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I notice when I am climbing with others, that I am so much better than they are. It’s kinda of a shame too because they seem to try so hard. And yet, for me, it’s easy to be as good as I am. This article describes why I think that way:

“In the 1950s, 12 percent of high school seniors said they were a ‘very important person.’ By the ’90s, 80 percent said they believed that they were.

In short, there’s abundant evidence to suggest that we have shifted a bit from a culture that emphasized self-effacement — I’m no better than anybody else, but nobody is better than me — to a culture that emphasizes self-expansion….Citizenship, after all, is built on an awareness that we are not all that special but are, instead, enmeshed in a common enterprise”

Luckily, that part of the article that refers to citizenship, doesn’t apply to me. Because I am special, and you are not. Sorry, but the truth hurts.

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