Ordinary narcissism: True & false specialness

We are never so defenseless against suffering, as when we love. -Sigmund Freud As all of us know there are many deaths that befall us in our lifetime — the most feared, perhaps, being our physical death. So wounding is the loss of someone we love, so painful as we rest him or her back … Continue reading Ordinary narcissism: True & false specialness

What do we need to feel secure?

What do we need, in order to come out of our shell? To feel secure? To feel that we are competent at what we do? I remember being struck by actress Jodie Foster's response in an interview after she won a best actor Oscar. She said, "I thought it was a fluke. I thought everybody … Continue reading What do we need to feel secure?