What Do Extremes Really Say About The Human Elemate
I often wonder about extremes in the human psyche. Like some people are overly critical and some are not at all. Love and hate so close a kin that one can merge into the other sometimes. Do the spectrums come back around and meet each other?
By this I mean that in some there is the heartless, impassive, unfeeling, hateful and malevolent characteristics to their personality. The type of person that is demented, amoral, psychopathic, pseudo- masochistic, anti-social, and just down right evil. This causes their lives to be chaotic, they are narcissistic and self involved. Their lives end up being lived through horrible fantasies that they act out and they end up either in prison or in a mental facility. And all hope for a normal life is gone.
But, then you have the other end of the spectrum where a person is kind, generous, caring, compassionate, loving, giving, merciful, humane, tolerant, and good. They are so sensitive to others needs and are so empathic and giving of themselves that they do not have a normal life. They spend all of their time feeling others pain and trying to help others. To a point where they become sick and in some cases become so emotional because they just can't give enough that they become suicidal or revert to drug or alcohol to sooth this feeling of just not being able to give enough.
So, you have these two extremes. Which is really worse? One may hurt more people but the other feels they can't help enough and become distraught over it to the point of harming themselves. In doing so they brake down the family and circle of friends. What and makes one so close to one end of the spectrum and another so close to the other?
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