She always perks up when I pull out something that’s very bad for her, like chocolate. I’m afraid she inherited the tendency to be attracted to things that will hurt her from me.
Researchers who have scanned books published over the past 50 years report an increasing use of words and phrases that reflect an ethos of self-absorption and self-satisfaction.
“Language in American books has become increasingly focused on the self and uniqueness in the decades since 1960,” a research team led by San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge writes in the online journal PLoS One. “We believe these data provide further evidence that American culture has become increasingly focused on individualistic concerns.”” —
Hopefully pointing this out is Step 1 to changing it.