In these dreams, of course, he figured in noble and romantic parts, but self-glorification
was not the only motive of them.
He has never traded his love for the motherland and the dignity of the people for self-glorification
and national approval and will never adopt this form of insanity only to be exalted.
His critical descriptions of explorers is pervasive: Amundsen, egalitarian but secretive (216-17); De Gerlache, depressive, "obsessed by his own heroic image" (16); Parry, lacking experience, inadequately prepared, prone to bad decisions, and a prude (37); Greely, hungry for self-glorification
(71); De Long, a miserable failure who nevertheless "ascended to mythical status in the eyes of his admiring fellow Americans" (44); Kane, epitomizing the culture of fame though an anxious, sickly, insecure young man (251).
No less than President Uhuru Kenyatta acknowledged the futility of the annual prayers, which had become a ritual and moment for self-glorification
"All these posts she's putting up from fans about how great she is are just self-glorification
. People could understand if she was a kid but she's 31 and needs to tone down the back slapping.
To aspire for political power in furtherance of self-glorification
is common enough.
For example, the previous government borrowed heavily to spend on mega projects for self-glorification
, rather than investing into the right sectors for the betterment of the people.
Machiavellian in its ingenuity of construction and promotion, it is the very antithesis for what it beats its chest in self-righteous indignation and self-glorification
in service of freedom of speech, action, literature, cinema, media.
Dr Mahathir explained that such a move was unjust and smacked of self-glorification
Symptoms of power addicts include, but are not limited to, the following: self-glorification
, distorted self-worth, display of messianic tendencies, excessive confidence in their opinions, being out of touch, and having their own version of history.
On the battlefield of social media, the modern-day Odysseas has scored some of his greatest victories using an array of tactics, ranging from bullying to public shaming and from self-glorification
to expressions of moral outrage.
I feel like everything nowadays is led through the prism of social media and self-glorification