Narcissism is the new religion

The pitfalls of self-worship

Narcissism is on the rise. Our civilization is elevating the self into the highest object of love. This new narcissism is morphing into a religion which threatens to consume not just the narcissist, but everything else around them. Sam Vaknin argues that unless we tame and control our narcissism, the consequences for our culture could be devastating.


To find out more about the ills of celebrity culture and the worshiping of the self, check out our upcoming debate The Fantasy of Fame at our festival HowTheLightGetsIn London 2022.


Growing numbers of people are becoming increasingly more narcissistic. And as our civilization rewards narcissism and veers towards it, the allure of the narcissism religion is growing exponentially. It is beginning to be widely and counterfactually glamorized -

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