“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wounded Narcissism Is the Dangerous One

There is nothing bad-narcissistic about caring for yourself. Foucualt's The Care of the Self, anyone? 

Pace Adam Curtis. Videos of people caring for themselves, like videos of people in any kind of compromising state, are of course inherently ridiculous. Because you are outside the frame, are feel free to release sadistic glee.

The 70s was a time when some Americans had an appropriate reaction to the speed and intensity of their “civilization.” They became very reflective.

How they acted on that is another story.

Wounded narcissism causes you to control people by seeing them as your reflection.

Nice one Elizabeth Lunbeck.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not only control, but also use for the purposes of projecting profound self-hatred & rage--for reenacting victimization, except now in the position of victimizer.