“I don’t care what you think unless it is about me.”
― Kurt Cobain
I am scared, scared that if I practice self-love, I will manifest narcissism.
The question sprouts in my mind, when does self-love end and narcissism begin?
Is there a fine line, or is narcissism a disorder that either affects you or it doesn’t, period.
I can’t put my finger on where this irrational fear comes from, yet, I have always been afraid of becoming too egocentric. I catch my wandering self-affirming thoughts and put them back in their cage of self-criticism, stacked neatly.
Narcissism, or even slight self-centered traits in other individuals, obviate any desire to connecting with them as well.
Every person is a world, every mind is a universe, we must love it dearly, but when does it slide from adoring to vanity?
Do you ever experience this dilemma?