Theodore Dalrymple on the best way to produce shallow and superficial people

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No one seems to have noticed, that a loss of a sense of shame means a loss of privacy; a loss of privacy means a loss of intimacy; and a loss intimacy means a loss of depth. There is, in fact, no better way to produce shallow and superficial people than to let them live their lives entirely in the open, without concealment of anything.

Theodore Dalrymple: Our Culture, What’s Left of it

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