For example, happiness...ok for some people means a nice house nice car money in the bank. What about those who in their life time might not able to have any of the things mentioned above? Then what is happiness for them? Sometimes we should wonder how people in third world countries live.
That's because many people in western nations worship idols. Mainly money and power.
Narcism (self love) is a psycological disorder according to psyciatrists.
Exactly. Narcissism is quite widespread among bodybuilders. But it can happen in other ways. Let's say you have a successful company or website. You might tend to become narcissistic and worship the website or company. Not necessarily yourself but really it is yourself because you made the website or company.
There is something wrong with this picture too it's asking for approval from others for your existence. This kind of respect is superficial.
Sometimes the opinions of others matter and sometimes they don't. For example, let's say people want to laugh at you but not with you. They like you but only because you are a clown to them. Deep down they don't really respect you. So in that case the opinions of others don't matter. Likewise you can make a lot of friends in Korea if you like to drink. But these people lead you down a bad path. So it's better to have a few real friends.
However, other times the opinons of others matter. For example, if people tell you that your lazy, mean, hateful or something like that. You might want to take notice. Of course, they shouldn't tell you that (Unless it's a form of non-hypocritical righteous judgement). However, sometimes God uses hypocrites to point out our faults. It's a sort of punishment from God. A bad karma.
The bottom line is what is clean is clean and what is dirty is dirty. You can't say your a good person when in reality your full of sin. Now, that doesn't mean you should hold your head down low and be sad. But you should repent of your sin and then you can be happy and self-confident again. A true self confidence because your really holy and clean.
So it goes back to that "Salvation is not by faith alone" thing. Do you agree?