Monday, May 28, 2012

Narcissus Didn't Love Himself: The Echo

If you remember Ovid's rendition of the Greek myth, there was someone else who cared about Narcissus:  Echo.  And, like Echo, I repeat myself.

Someone can place so much emphasis on maintaining an outward image -- a public persona of strength and confidence -- while the true self inside is hurting and goes neglected.  But rather than maintaining this image, it is far better to tend to the happiness of the true self, and to resume getting the help one needs.  The tragedy was that Narcissus did not realize this.  But it did not, and does not, have to be that way.