Putting Away the Things of a Child
Here's a note the 50-something brother or sister of a narcissist sent her. Worth sharing:
It's like, if you don't hear it, I didn't say it and your world is under control, right?
It's pretty hard at my age to remember thinking like that -- over 50 years ago -- but if I contemplate, I can remember what it was like in a child's mind before the Age of Reason.
Getting lost in a game of pretend like an actor who loses herself in a character. Having imaginary friends. Thinking that putting on Mommy's clothes makes you grown up. Insisting that 2 + 2 = 5 if that suits you.
No clear distinction between fantasy and reality. And a preference for the former.
It makes one God, doesn't it? The Controller of the Universe and Everything in It.
But it sure props up a fragile ego that feels so small in a world of giants. Till normal children come out of Never Never Land, grow up, and get a personality. Why not get around to it already and see what you're missing?