The Good Guys Don't Always Win
Yet another thing we victims of narcissists like to delude ourselves about.
I'm sorry, but there is no Master of Universe out there running the show to make sure goodness triumphs over evil in the end. Simply because of their diabolical cheating, most narcissists never get their come-uppance.
The Bishop of Beauvais who made a forgotten demon out of Joan of Arc for several hundred years died in his bed and was buried with full sacramental honors. Stalin died in his bed. So did Mao.
And did Hitler really get his come uppance? Where would Saddam Hussein be today if he hadn't incurred the wrath of a nation he couldn't bully? He'd still be regarded as a hero and worshipped.
Twenty years his execution, before the cult of Christianity got started and the New Testament was written, who was the winner - Jesus of Nazareth or the Sanhedron? He was still a criminal and they were holy men.
Don't think your narcissist can't pull off the same stunt.
Even so, it is just as superstitious to believe that narcissists always get away with it as to believe that they never get away with it.
Yes, superstitious. It's nothing but superstition.
Some narcissists do crash and burn in the end, and some don't. The odds are against it, however, simply because they cheat on good people playing by the rules, which gives narcissists a huge advantage.
They get away with 99 exploits before they get caught red-handed pulling off number 100. Is that justice?
Why don't the other 99 victims get their share of it?
Yes, the truth outrages our sense of justice. This is why, if you write a novel, never try to sell one that has an unhappy ending.
But we do the same thing narcissists do if we create our own little world according to our specifications, one in which the good guys must win in the end and the N must fall. This is delusion, and all delusion is bad for us. If nothing else, it has the victim sitting there waiting for the Master of the Universe to come save the day instead of doing anything herself to bring about a happy ending.
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