Monday, November 12, 2007

The hell of narcissism

Today I happened upon something Thomas Merton said that I'd never before come across:
To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell.
But our culture conditions us to consider only (or, at least, primarily) the effect of other people and things on ourselves. Heck, it's no wonder so many people are so unhappy so much of the time!


  1. OOOOOhh. That hits home. Thanks, Ellie.

  2. Too true, Ellie. This trait is too easy to see in those around us and too difficult to be aware of in ourselves. Thanks for the reminder.


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