Friday, June 29, 2012

The Cult of Narcissus

Work in Progress - Please Pardon the Dust

The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.
-Lamentations 1:10

Cluster B (dramatic, emotional or erratic disorders)

Narcissistic personality disorder: a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. Characterized by self-importance, preoccupations with fantasies, belief that they are special, including a sense of entitlement and a need for excessive admiration, and extreme levels of jealousy and arrogance.

Christopher Lasch on Progress 1/2 by belair
Christopher Lasch on Progress 1/2

The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations by Christopher Lasch
The Overpraised American by Christine Rosen @ The Hoover Institute
The Book of Self Love: Narcissism by Lee Seigel in the NYT

Stormy Weather
Life is bare,
gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather
Just can't get my poor self together
I'm weary all the time

-Stormy Weather

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