I've met my share of narcissists.
There's a spectrum of narcissism and I think I've seen it all: from the gentle covert narcissist that is so nice you'd almost miss it, to the blatant Trumpian narcissist who doesn't have an inch of empathy. Some narcissists get more narcissistic when things go wrong, others when they get an inch of success... but either way - narcissists view others as pawns, tools to fulfill a task, something they can USE.
I've met my share of users.
And I have my complexed unresolved relationships with them...
So to practice EMPATHY - a practice I truly believe can change our world - I decided to step into the shoes of a narcissist. Well, only for a moment.
What I came up with is a... rap song. (insert shrugging emoji)
It's an homage to Sinatra's famous song 'Fly Me To The Moon.'
Huh! Who knew... ;)
'Fly me to the sun
Let me outshine the naysayers
Let me see how hot it gets
When livin' like a player
In other words, I'm gonna grow my ego wide
In other words, watch me go on an epic ride
Fill my purse with bills
And let me conquer all them hills
You are nothing but a tool
Oh how I like to use ya, fool
In other words, I don't care 'bout you at all
In other words, I step on you just to be tall'
~~ So yeah... I may need to work on my empathy skills a little harder. Just a little ;) And now that I got THAT out of my system, I'll go back to writing melancholic poetry... ~~
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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