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boring: the headshrinker vs. the narcissist

I’ve been called many things, from descent (almost nice) to extremely bad. A few months ago, I saw the in-house psychiatrist for an evaluation (basically to find out if I was worth seeing) at the mental clinic I now go to. This shmuck wrote down on his report that I was a narcissist and that I’d a liability to the clinic — what an arrogant bastard.

“Narcissism is a term that originated with Narcissus in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Currently it is used to describe the pursuit of gratification from vanity, or egotistic admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, that derive from arrogant pride. Narcissism has included particular meanings in specific fields:

  • A concept in psychoanalytic theory, introduced in Sigmund Freud’s On Narcissism
  • An Axis II disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder, in DSM-IV
  • A social or cultural problem
  • A factor in trait theory used in some self-report inventories of personality such as the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory

Except in the sense of primary narcissism or healthy self-love, narcissism is usually considered a problem in a person or group’s relationships with self and others.”

Said the latter, I must thank my psychologist who told the people in charge of the clinic to sod off (for a lack of a better term) and that he’d work with me. Since then, I’ve signed documents indicating that, if I were to feel my demons taking over, I’d call the clinic and/or the psychologist immediately and/or go to a hospital.

life after sex: porn (revisited)

enough said… kudos Crissy Moran (Treasures & New Crissy Moran).

original post: life after sex: porn, part of the life after sex series.

my mom’s trip to NYC

My 66-year-old mom stayed a week with us. My 5-year-old finally met his grandma and they clicked right away. He even did twenty (20) points as if it was a video game of some sort. Actually for my youngest son, life’s a video game. In any case, he behaved, ate properly and did whatever my mom asked him to do in order to get a toy he wanted very badly — Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision ($80 before sales taxes) for Nintendo Wii on the day of its release. He’s being playing ever since.

My mom even came with us to church although my 5-year-old didn’t want to participate in the choir — nothing new for his lazy self. I know he’d miss her. He even told her so when saying goodbye — something he’s never done before with anyone.

My 12-year-old, in the other hand, enjoyed his grandmother’s company and her constant hugging. He’d also miss his grandma in his own special way.

My psychologist spoke about the process of healing two weeks ago. In short, her ridiculously short visit was healing — something I’d have never expected. Said the latter, I’d truly miss my mom.

12 years after

Twelve years ago, some fanatic freaks in the name of religion destroyed the Twin Towers, part of the Pentagon and trashed a fourth commercial plane in the outskirts of Pennsylvania.

Religion had NOTHING to do with the stupidity, anger and blood-thirst of these animals. They simply used Allah (one of the many names for God) as an excuse to the DEVIL‘s work.

Close to 3000 people died that morning and many people are still dying of related respiratory and/or other deceases.

To make matters, 9/11/2012 (eleven later after the first attack, also on a Tuesday) more fanatics attacked the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and coldbloodedly killed everyone inside.

All the while, we still live in constant fear. Worse of all, the US may now invade Syria in the WAR ON TERROR false sense of security.

September 11 Photo Montage (Wikipedia)

Read more of what I dare to say (type) about the atrocities of the original 9/11 (12 years ago) and the second (mere a year ago).

  1. religion after 9/11 (03/17/2010)
  2. fear vs paranoia (05/21/2010)
  3. domestic idiots, NYC in danger (05/13/2010)
  4. broken back, broken hope, broken faith… no God? (07/27/2010)
  5. 9 years after (09/11/2010)
  6. 9 years after, 9 years of fear (09/11/2010)
  7. 9 years after: being upset (09/12/2010)
  8. Islamophobia? (06/08/2011)
  9. a decade later, still worried (9/11) (09/09/2011)
  10. Gott ist tot! (9/11) (09/11/2012)
  11. Gott ist tot! (9/11/2012, not 9/11/2001) (09/13/2012)
  12. Gott ist tot! (9/11/2012, not 9/11/2001), revisited (09/14/2012)

Maybe Nietzsche was right when he said, Gott ist tot!

Now read what FAPC included in its Facebook page — copied textually.

“A Psalm for 9/11, and for Syria.

Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
and put away your indignation towards us.
Will you be angry with us for ever?
Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
so that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people,
to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.

Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.
The Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him,
and will make a path for his steps. (Psalm 85:4-13)”

Sunday series: 02/19/2012 (#178A)

Where: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 11am

Bible reading:

“1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
(Matthew 17:1-9, 14-20 KJV)

Comments then:

  1. Transfiguration Sunday
  2. side effects if [my] medications (drowsiness) stopped abruptly on Thursday 16th

Comments now:

  1. I’ve got no idea why made the second comment above. Perhaps it was related to the comment below.
  2. That day I went to an adult education class on drug addiction, which was a total waste of my time. I felt somewhat patronized having some doctor talking about drugs — as if, I didn’t know about them already. Maybe it was a good hour or so for other people to fill in the blanks of their ignorance, but not for me. In times like this, I wish I could just tell the speaker to shut up, stand and walk out, but I must behave especially in a church. What makes a specialist think he/she could walk in my shoes (trainers actually)?

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