David Brooks on self-esteem:
The problem with “self-esteem?” From David Brooks: “In 1950, the Gallup organization asked high school seniors, ‘Are you a very important person?’ And at that point 12 percent said yes. They asked the same question in 2005 and 80 percent said, ‘Yes, I am a very important person.’ Americans score 25th in the world in math, but if you ask Americans, ‘Are you really good in math?’ We are number-one in the world at thinking we are really good at math.”
The fruit of the self-esteem tree is decidedly bitter. More like rotten.
Source: Leonard Sweet on FaceBook