Quote Originally Posted by horacekenneth View Post
My German friend told me that "experts" in Germany are required to have a certain depth in the subject, a standard which seems to be a lot lower in the US.
Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
Bullshitters have always been with us only now they have a bigger stage.

Inferiority complexes used to abound but now narcissism seem to be more prevalent. Perhaps its the same affliction with a different response to stimuli.

But there is a definite upswing on " I gotta get mine".

I think the unhappiness gene that comes with advertized unlimited possibility that's rampant in the US has caught on in other countries. A dissatisfaction with what one has and needs more, leads to trampling over other people to get it.
I think this pretty much sums up my experiences