Everyone wants to live the American dream. Our culture has been programmed to presume that being the first, richest, hippest, happiest and most popular is the key to finding joy and contentment. “Getting a leg up on the competition,” “looking out for number one,” and “fighting your way to the top” are popular phrases that encapsulate society’s intense drive to achieve success --- even if it means capitalizing on the failure or weakness of someone else.
But how far can the “Me-First” mentality really get us? In his new book, BE LAST: Descending