Readers of my previous post, “I Have a Problem with Self Esteem” will undoubtedly understand my delight in discovering a recent article in the New Scientist titled “The Curse of Generation Me.” The author makes the very same points I’ve been promoting in my classes for nine years now and that I conveyed earlier this year right here on wordpress. I do wish the author had better emphasized the point I made earlier about scaling, that is, that rather than considering self esteem as something that varies from high to low, we should consider the variation in terms of “realistic – unrealistic.” The variation in realism better reflects the way in which esteem is created and maintained. That said though, I applaud the author in her handling of this complex topic and encourage readers to examine the New Scientist article too (it’s available for free on-line if you register first). The more folks know about this, the better off future generations will be. There’s no time like the present for a redux of this important concept. Our children will thank us for it.