Sunday, April 22, 2007

I'm So Special

Friday's WSJ had an article about the current generation of teens now reaching adulthood who have been ego-stroked their entire lives--the youth soccer league in which everyone gets a trophy, the school in which failing is re-defined as "deferred success." The upshot: today's young adults feel insecure if they're not praised regularly.

When I was in high school, an unpopular girl got drunk at a party and spit-sprayed at me, "Everyone thinks you're so COOL, but you're just a LOSER!"

And I thought, "So...everyone but you thinks I'm cool. Sweet."

The key to happiness is the ability to find praise in any form you can get it.

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