It's New Year's Eve and I was thinking about this blog while having a quiet moment to ponder life. I thought of those of you who've inquired as to why I stopped blogging. When I signed off I did so because I felt I'd said all I had to say on the subject. I still feel that way. My philosophy has always been to shut up and sit down if I didn't have anything to say that is worth saying. I ran to the end of my knowledge and experience on the subject and decided to not belabor my points.
Is the subject of narcissism, malignant narcissism specifically, actually finite? I can say a definitive yes to answer my own question.
Here is the simple answer: evil is finite.
Think about it.
Evil is the antithesis to creative power. It is in opposition to life, to love. It destroys. It doesn't build up. It implodes and extinguishes itself when it can no longer survive parasitically on life, on truth. When reality can no longer be denied then evil perishes in the flames of its own lies.
So as we enter a new year I hope each of you will come to the conclusion that you've given enough of your life to the evil, self-serving ends of the malignant narcissist. If you've educated yourself on Evil Personality Disorder, don't dwell there. Let the finiteness of their evil fizzle away from lack of attention on your part. Celebrate life. We celebrate life by living it. We can only be said to be living life if we are living in reality. Reality and truth are synonymous. Yes, sometimes reality sucks, but to live in lies never ends well. Choose truth over lies even when truth is painful. Because truth is eternal. Lies are finite.
None of what I'm saying is exhorting you to live for yourself. That, too, is finite. Think carefully on this: the narcissist lives for themselves. It is their all-consuming care for only themselves that destroys their relationships, their own lives, their minds. To live fully is to live in love. And love lives for others. Look outward and serve (but don't serve evil!) Look upward and give thanks.