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Anatomy of narcissism
As I understand it, and have experienced it with my father and others, narcissism is a reflexive lifelong response to unbearable childhood trauma. The pain and terror of this humiliating experience mark the child for a life devoted to never again feeling those terrible emotions. In order to avoid this pain, it is necessary to silence any voices that can evoke these emotions. Critics and questioners need to be put to silence by any means necessary.
The demon that torments the narcissist is so terrifying that the narcissist will do virtually anything to avoid that nightmarish feeling of powerlessness and humiliation.
In the case of a malignant narcissist, driven to attain power so that he can use it to punish his countless enemies, the narcissist is capable of literally anything you can imagine, and things worse than you can imagine.
Since we are living in the age of narcissism, and if you need convincing look at Ye, Elon, Don Jr., Caitlyn, Pompeo, Sloppy Steve and countless other public examples, we have a lot to learn about how to survive these motherfuckers. We’d be well-advised to start studying this prevalent disease of our time.
When trust is gone between two people
When trust is replaced by fear and defensiveness, your relationship is moribund, dead or starkly inauthentic.
Superficial friendship may be the best many people can do. It has its virtues. It rarely, if ever, hurts, it can be easily walked away from, should the need arise. Only a troubled friendship that felt like mutual trust and love over a long time can rip your heart apart.
“You broke my heart,” says one, feeling unfairly blamed for everything bad that happened between them.
“I did not, you just want to blame me and end our friendship.”
Set and match, if the stakes involve anger and a shudder of humiliation that makes honesty way too dangerous.
Sacrificing authenticity for love and connection
Gabor Maté breaks down, in four minutes, the cruel dilemma every child with a stressed parent faces. Explains so much in so little time. Wow.
$580,000,000 sound like a fair price for a reliable 6-3 Supreme Court?
You get what you pay for. Another excellent and important presentation by Sheldon Whitehouse, number 17 in his series The Scheme, which is about the “Libertarian” billionaire industrialists’ scheme to control the regulatory state, the entire government, society and culture by controlling the Supreme Court. And a dirty little billion dollar scheme it is.
Centrist old white man’s position on right-wing extremist takeover of Supreme Court
President Biden does not support expanding the membership of the Supreme Court, despite his disagreements on the high court’s recent rulings on abortion and guns, according to the White House.from today’s Washington Bezos
The meaning of an oath
The universe says hi
Shit bird talks shit
Yow, Lyin’ Ted. I guess Trump wasn’t lying when he dubbed Cruz Lyin’ Ted… amazing.
Great Cat Stevens arrangement for guitar and piano
a beautifully golden oldie