Why is it that professional athletes today launch into a more bombastic celebrations than soldiers returning from World War II did in 1945?
That’s a question New York Times columist David Brooks tackles in a brilliant talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival last year:
“There’s been a shift from a culture of self-effacement that says, I’m no better than anybody else, but nobody is better than me, to a culture of self-expansion.”
Brooks traces how this spread of pride has influenced everything from our poisonous political campaigns that center on the individual candidate, to mounting levels of national debt.
The video, about 42 minutes in length, is well worth the watch.
Question: Do you agree? If so, how have you seen our culture transition from self-effacement to self-expansion, from a culture of individual humility to a culture of individual pride? Leave a comment below.
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