Lacking in Self-Esteem? Good for You!

Teachers used to laud self-worth. Turns out it can make you into a Bob Torricelli

In his lachrymose self-eulogy last week, senator robert Torricelli did something quite remarkable. In the space of a relatively brief statement bowing out of the New Jersey Senate race, he managed to use the word I some 99 times. "I want to live life again," he explained. "I want to notice the passing of the seasons...I even want to notice the aging of my friends and family." It must be a tough life being such a selfless public servant, so busy helping others that you don't even notice that it's fall or that your kids have birthdays. But the Torch was...

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