OUR SOCIETY has reached a pinnacle of self-expression and respect for individuality rare or unmatched in history. Our entire popular culture --from fashion magazines to the cinema -- positively screams the matchless worth of the individual, and glories in eccentricity, nonconformity,independent judgment, and self-determination. This enthusiasm is reflected in the prevalent notion that helping someone entails increasing that person's "self-esteem"; that if a person properly values himself, he will naturally be a happy, productive, and, in some inexplicable fashion,responsible member of society.. .
Sunday, July 3, 2016
The Big Speech: A Nation of Cowards
A link to the famous essay