An interesting article, by the famous British psychiatrist, Theodore Dalrymple, largely about how we esteem ourselves much too highly:
Self-esteem is, of course, a term in the modern lexicon of psychobabble, and psychobabble is itself the verbal expression of self-absorption without self-examination. The former is a pleasurable vice, the latter a painful discipline. An accomplished psychobabbler can talk for hours about himself without revealing anything.
Hello, [insert the celebrity of your choice, but I’m thinking of Tiger Woods’ “apology” right now.]by