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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The culture of narcissism

For a sermon about the important things of life, here is a very sad story about a seriously confused, misguided 24-year-old having major cosmetic surgery. With the help of her "friend," she got through her "fear" and now, viewing herself in the mirror, says, "Wow, you're so sexy. I want you, girl." Wanting oneself; it's the distillation of narcissism. Who's to blame here? Not this pitiable girl, that's for sure. This is what an unmoored, relentlessly self-seeking culture can produce.

Here's the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/05/01/magazine/wtwt-last-minute-doubts.html?scp=1&sq=last%20minute%20doubts&st=cse