Interesting that some see it as a benefit to society. I never looked at it that way before, and I see your point. In that direction, I would have to ask do Jim Jones (of Jonestown fame) and David Koresh (of Waco fame) qualify as the kind of fuel that is beneficial to society?
Caution to those who equate narcissism with hedonism. This was not meant to be a quiz, but the two are essentially unrelated. Narcissism is love and respect of self. Hedonism is the belief that pleasure is the most important thing in life... pleasure for one, and pleasure for all. The more the better.
Great responses, all. Thanks Tritrain, I was hoping for at least one of those.