>We send mixed messages when we encourage "constructing one's own reality" in the sense of being willing to question age-old assumptions, and then level a charge of "ego-mania" if anyone actually follows this advise too avidly.
I would say "question Authority", and "but accept it when its right" (which certainly isn't always.) I know little about "construct one's own reality", though I've heard the meme for sure, and certainly see people who fit the description. I'm more interested in shared reality.
The charge of inflated ego for Bucky I think is accurate, but its just my very limited perception on that matter. I don't have much patience for the "everything you know (or been taught) is wrong!" school of marketing.