Selbst Lob schtinkt!

And that is true whether it is an individual, a group or an organization that is tooting its own horn. However, U.S. culture seems geared towards self-promotion. Is that a consequence of personal rights not being recognized? Is it a consequence of the need to compensate for a pervasive sense of insecurity and the popularity of confidence building.

How is the pervasive sense of insecurity promoted? I still blame paternal abuse. How do males become abusers? They inherit the behaviors from their ancestry. Lucky the fatherless child.