In his column, Navarrette declares that his interest is in finding the right way for human beings to relate to one another, a concern that he identifies as one of the "bigger issues." Thus, his denunciation of the "world revolves around me" syndrome.
While I think Navarrette is right to target what he might call the "selfie" phenomenon, I may not be in complete agreement with his analysis. In contradiction to what Navarrette says, I think it is important to recognize that each one of us does, individually, have special gifts, and is, indeed, "special." That is an important truth, and we need to know that about ourselves - and about others. Each one of use is immensely important as an individual (a "piece of good news"), but there is an "equal and opposite" truth, too. We are not only individuals. We are part of a whole, and we are in this life together. If we forget that, we are doomed.