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Dear Oj San,
Narcissus- a man who is self admirer.It is used as an expression of unprincipled self-preoccupation.
Your preface on "I" gives the whole gist of the post. "I" with humility is fine while capital "I" is with EGO. ERASE GOD OUT.
Narcissus - self love is best example of this obesssion with I , Narcissus was gifted with extraordinary beauty and he was also possessed by unyielding pride, causing him to reject all overtures of love and intimacy from others, merely playing with their affections.
Narcissu is all-consuming self-love which has its risks. Instead of consuming self love one should go about with healthy self love.
We all need to use the mirror sometimes. We need to love ourselves and to hear praise and receive validation from each other. All children need to be the center of attention from time to time. Teens, in particular, go through periods of intense self-preoccupation, vying for each other’s attention amidst the turbulence of the adolescent years. As we get older, we face cultural biases favoring youth and youthful appearance. In our maturity we must learn to sustain a positive outlook, keeping a smile on our face when we can, doing what’s right for our health and appearance, and learning to appreciate the value that we add to each other’s lives. Self love is needed but not preoccupation.
In another point of view :Narcissus is not in love with himself. He is in love with his reflection.
There is a major difference between one's True Self and reflected-self.
Loving your True Self is healthy, adaptive, and functional. while loving a reflection has a draw back.1) one needs a reflection and 2) not sure how true is the reflection. But in this world the narcissist is forced to use other people in order to feel that he exists.
There are many who suffer from this syndrome.
May God bless you