Not so special

My dad sent me a somewhat sad study today: College Students More Narcissistic.

I won’t debate the findings, but one of the researchers offers this depressing solution:

“We need to stop endlessly repeating ‘You’re special’ and having children repeat that back,” said the study’s lead author, Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University. “Kids are self-centered enough already.”

What should I do instead? Scream “HAYDEN! YOU’RE NOT SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*“? Yeah, that’s better. Now he hates himself and me. That’ll fix it.

Do you have kids, lady?

*I don’t mean it , Haydie. You’re the best boy in the whole wide world, and my (current) favorite.