It’s Narcissist Friday!
“Listen, Kippy Jo, men like Earl Deitrich steal people’s dreams, They have no creative vision of their own, no love, and no courage. They envy people like you and Wilbur. That’s why they have to destroy you.” Heartwood, James Lee Burke, p. 167
As the author explains this to his character, he explains it to us. He does nothing to solve the problem, but he puts into words the feelings we have. Some of you know a person like Earl Dietrich, who steals dreams and destroys the hearts of others. Some were raised by such a person. Some have been married to such a person. Some work for such a person.
You may have thought you were the only one who thought these
thoughts. They were too strong, you
thought. You tried to talk yourself out
of labeling a person with those words.
But there they…
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