The World says that you have to look out for number 1, and of course you are number one. The Bible says that we should not think of our own things, but on the things of others in Philippians 2:4. The World says you are special, you are the only one, etc. The Bible warns us not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought in Romans 12:3. The World says that learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all (remember that song). Jesus said that no one can have a greater love than to lay down his life for his friends in John 15:13. The World says put yourself first. The Bible says that we are to esteem others higher than ourselves in Philippians 2:3. The World says that you are gods. The Bible says that Jesus was equal to God, but gave it up to serve and even die for us, and that we should be like him in Philippians 2:5-8. The World says the more people you have serving you the greater you are. Jesus said that the greatest would be the one who served others the most in Matthew 23:11 and Mark 10:44. The World says you have to toot your own horn because no one else will. You have to be proud of yourself. The Bible says that pride goes before destruction - Proverbs 16:18, that God resists the proud - James 4:6, and that if you exalt yourself it will fail - Matthew 23:12.
As with so many other things the World has it wrong and has been teaching all the wrong things. Even in this so-called Christian nation these ungodly attitudes and traits have been being encouraged and taught for more than a generation. Consider this article written by Dr. Keith Ablow and see if you have noticed the results of these things.jp