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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Narcissism means never having to use peripheral vision

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— ‘From the 1970 film "Love Story" starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal’

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“The terms narcissism, narcissistic, and narcissist are often used as pejoratives, denoting vanity, conceit, egotism or simple selfishness.”
— ‘From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia’
Sooner or later, imperceptibly at first but at an ever accelerated rate, every mature gentleman becomes cognizant of his invisibility to all young women, as well as to narcissists of all ages and genders (there is, of course, much overlap between these two large classes of asses). This natural phenomenon affects even male narcissists who prance around Holyshitwood and its satellite Districts, though many such men have access to the only antidotes for inevitable invisibility, namely money, drugs, and/or scalped invitations to White-House power lunches.

Such realizations, of course, can be somewhat disheartening (unless you happen to have access to the above-mentioned antidotes), but they can also provide an opportunity to observe, and possibly learn from, the single-mindedness of the "me, me, me" (cl)asses. It's not a major consolation, mind you, but still ...

So, what have I learned so far? Not much, really. Perhaps some humility, which is not a bad thing (are you paying attention, O Humble One? Nah). What goes around, comes around. And even the youngest and most attractive inevitably become invisible, except for those who learn to use their peripheral vision at an earlier age, which is to say they acquire some humility to ward off abject poverty of substance.

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