The Narcissist´s Desiderata




Go create the noise and haste

And remember what cruelty there is in silence

As far as possible never surrender

Be on good terms with all in the façade

Speak no truth often and wildly

And listen to nobody

They are dull and ignorant

And have no story

Embrace loud and aggressive persons

They are fuel to the spirit

If you compare youself with others

You will become envious and jealous

But always be the greater person than them

Exaggerate your achievements and always plan

Cultivate interest in your career, never be humble

Falisfy your posessions, keep appropriating fortunes

Exaggerate accomplishments in your business affairs

For our world is ripe for trickery

Do not be blind to virtue

Many empaths strive for high ideals

And everywhere is full of fuelling opportunities

Be someone else

Especially you must feign affection

Cynically exploit the notion of love

For in the face of dwindling fuel supplies

It is reliable and necessary

Take kindliness for yourself over the years

Gradually causing the surrender of all things to you

Nurture strength of manipulation to defend you in sudden treachery

Create distress with your dark imaginings

Their fears are born of fatigue and loneliness

Exercise a ruthless discipline

Be focused for yourself

You are the centre of the universe

The tallest of trees and the brightest of stars

You have every right to rule here

And it should now be clear to you

That your plans unfold as they should

Therefore, be a god

Whatever you conceive rule as your own

And commandeer their labours and achievements

Maintain their confusion to keep hold of their soul

With all your sham, skulduggery and breaking of dreams

Create a false beautiful world

Be powerful

Strive to be the powerful.

12 thoughts on “The Narcissist´s Desiderata

  1. mollyb5 says:

    HG. U know a real empath , won’t pitch a fit and get angry because (her) birthday isn’t treated like a holiday.

  2. Trules says:

    Is a narcissist ever truly happy?

    1. HG Tudor says:

      We do not “do” happy.

  3. mollyb5 says:

    Are psychopaths always Narcissists ?

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Narcissists or narcissistic.

      1. alexissmith2016 says:

        So a psychopath can be narcissistic but not a narcissist? would this be someone who does not need others around them for fuel, but is still an evil little shit?

        1. Asp Emp says:

          Maybe a little reading on psychopaths may help answer your questions ? A little understanding can go a long way…..

          1. alexissmith2016 says:

            Thing is ASP where to read…

  4. A Victor says:

    “They are dull and ignorant

    And have no story” – the narcissist dulled us, only believes us to be ignorant, and is the reason for much of
    our story.

    “Gradually causing the surrender of all things to you” – no.

    “Maintain their confusion to keep hold of their soul” – sorry HG, you have calmed the confusion and given me my soul back, I will be forever grateful.

    This is powerful, very well done.

  5. Melmel says:

    HG here’s a little fuel:
    Your work is brilliant and terrifying.
    I have more than once experienced events during or immediately before and after reading something you have written that echo the imagery you use in your prose. Or my train of thought is directed somewhere that I find later you have already described; or a new article is posted that describes what the previous article led me to ponder. I’m sure I am not alone in that regard. You effectively are guiding your readers’ minds along your own thought processes.
    We had a family puzzle that my mother loved, and when it was completed it was laminated and covered our living room coffee table.
    Desiderata in flowing Latin script with flowers all around it.
    Needless to say, I read through it more than a few times in my lonely adolescence.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Thank you.

  6. Asp Emp says:

    Very well done, HG. So is the image.

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