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Teenage Anorexia, Selfies, and Narcissism




The rise of eating disorders such as anorexia among teenagers is a sign of "narcissism" in society, broadcaster Baroness Joan Bakewell has said.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Baroness Bakewell, who is chairing the Wellcome book prize panel, said she was "alarmed" by the illness.

"No one has anorexia in societies where there is not enough food," she said.
It was "a sign of the overindulgence of our society, over-introspection, narcissism really," she added. - bbc

Well, are you surprised.

Just look at the nonsense the west keeps promoting in their fashions, celeb-worship, lax sexual attitudes, movies, music, pop culture.....

Freedom for such a breed (of narcissists) is not wanting to aspire to more than the worse you can legally do.  In other cultures, the effort to curtail our worse impulses in search for our greater potentials is viewed as freedom - freedom to be more than our first impulses and the appetites of the day dictate.


It is the epitome of a cultureless 'culture' which reduces the mind and spirit to mere commodity and hedonistic self-worship.  Religion, respect for elders, consideration of difference, appreciation of other cultures and identities, all cast aside for mutual validation amongst the young via being contantly 'connected' via children and teen sit-coms, movies, Facebook, pop culture.......

Freedom for such a breed is not wanting to aspire to more than the worse you can legally do.  In other cultures, the effort to curtail our worse impulses in search for our greater potentials is viewed as freedom - freedom to be more than our first impulses and the appetites of the day dictate.

I'll stick to traditional religions that incite critical introspection. And I'm sure many of the ancestors of the present west would agree with me too.

As for parents in both the western and non-western world.......don't wean your kids off their pacifiers only to replace it with a mobile device, as these 'mobile devices' are generally an intravenous drip that keeps them sedated and oblivious to the art of critical introspection.



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