18 10 11 - 14:54They are egomaniacs:
Pastor Timothy Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City makes this keen observation: Until the 20th century, most cultures held that having too high an opinion of oneself was the root of most of the world's troubles. Misbehavior from drug addiction to wars resulted from pride that needed to be deterred or disciplined. The idea that you were bigger or better, or more self-righteous, or somehow immune from the rules that govern others -- the absence of humility, in other words, gave you license to do unto others what you would never allow them to do unto you.
These days it's a different story. Being humble rubs against what millions have been taught under the banner of "self-esteem." Even as so many of our schools in big inner cities fail to teach children elemental facts and skills, they somehow manage to teach them to feel good in their ignorance. They manufacture excuses for them, form support groups for them, and resist making moral judgments lest they hurt their feelings. - The Times-Herald
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