Very enjoyable post. I loved reading about your day. I, too, would have put getting my photo taken with Olivia the Pig at the top of my list!
I'm so glad it was such a positive experience for you. Thank you for sharing.
All the best…"
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. After high school, I moved to New York City where I attended Pace University and studied drama. After 10 years in New York, several of them working in the radio industry, I moved to Los Angeles, where I held various positions at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA. I returned to Philadelphia where I worked as a freelance writer, specializing in PR and the entertainment industry. Happily, I am now back in the Los Angeles area.
I stumbled upon your blog, and boy, am I glad I did. Great post. Yes, I agree with you, there are more narcissists in North America than anywhere else. I think it’s the way kids are raised here. When my children were young, so many times I witnessed a playground scene: a toddler takes another’s toy or pushes someone around, and his mother wouldn’t intervene, wouldn’t say that it’s wrong. Nobody teaches the kids to think of someone else first. My roots are in Russia. I never allowed my kids such behavior, but perhaps I was wrong. As it happens, my kids haven’t become very successful yet. Neither have I. To get success, people have to be ruthless. They have to be able to walk on others’ heads to reach the top, but they can’t do that if conscience gets in the way.
Sorry for the morbid tone, I’m just so upset with this tendency. Thanks for raising the issue.
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