Narcissism can ruin a country. In Japan, on this link, one sees one of the reasons for the plunging birthrate. Young people are not "falling in love". Generations of selfish pursuits and the cult of childhood created a narcissistic culture where young people not only do not want to sacrifice, but do not know how to sacrifice. The greatest joys of love, real love, wanting to please the other, giving up time, energy, money, even talents to have children, dying to self in order to love freely without expectation--all of these experiences and virtues seem a fantasy to these youth, or they do not even imagine such joys can exist.