Wednesday, November 23, 2011

US kids: Are you an Important Person?

Just watched an interview on PBS with David Brooks, a conservative columnist for the New York Times. One interesting thing that he mentioned was a survey taken both recently and 50 years ago.

50 years ago, when high-school students were asked, "Are you an important person?" only 12% said "Yes."

Today, over 80% say "Yes."

Brooks's point was the decline of both humbleness and a sense of reality. I agree.

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