Me-Focused Pop Music


Psychologists, nonfiction writers, journalists, concerned parents, and probably Jonathan Franzen, are increasingly focused on critiquing this “me”-focused generation, or the “cult of self-esteem” that shelters and coddles kids and invites a dangerous amount of first-person-based thinking. And this inward focus is reflected in pop music—the songs that climb the Billboard charts most often have narcissistic […]