Researchers have found rising levels of self-regard and narcissism correlated with rising levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Countless studies demonstrate the benefit of being socially engaged. As social creatures, most of us have a need to take part in other’s lives and have them take part in ours. In other words, it’s not always about you.
Source: The Cost of Fame: Is Empathy a Casuality of Our Self-Centered Age? The Rotarian, June 2013