Reflections Along the Jesus Way

September 28, 2023 – Quote for the Day:

“Narcissus is a character in Greek mythology celebrated for his exceptional beauty.  Early in his life Narcissus did not know how truly beautiful he was until the day he saw his own reflection in the waters of a spring, and seeing his own image he fell in love with himself.  Based on this mythological character, the word ‘narcissism’ began to be used about 200 years ago to describe an excessive degree of self-centeredness and selfishness.  Like Narcissus, we are intrigued and mesmerized by our own images in this 21st century Western world.  We’ve peered into the mirror of egoism and fallen in love with ourselves. While people in my early life used to employ cameras to take photographs of other people, today, in our 21st century culture, people don’t have to wait for someone to take their photograph.  Taking someone else’s photograph is so boring – a narcissistic person cried out What About Me?  Thanks to technology, people can use the camera in their cell phone to take pictures of themselves – and such photos are called, appropriately enough, ‘selfies.’”

Originally published in:

Spiritual Soup for the Hungry Soul, Volume 3


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