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
Strive to be the powerful.
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The original was written by Max Ehrmann in 1927. It was good to read both, the original and HG’s. It’s how people interpret ‘Desiderata’ to mean.
Some quotes I came across….
“Don’t let yesterday take too much of today” Will Rogers
“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others” Hasidic Proverb
“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that usually do” Rob Stillman
There is the possibility of being too ‘woke’ in today’s world. But when you read this, you can never be ‘woke’ enough.
Darkly perfect, H.G.
Indeed I am.