It’s not narcissistic – it’s realistic!
I’ve never worked harder in my life than when I’ve invested in validating reality – mine.
Why? Because my beliefs about what is and isn’t real needs to stay at the top of my defense list. Otherwise, the world rains down broccoli-flavored skittles, teenagers start making sense – and I forget who’s in charge: my inner narcissist (my ego).
Making a stand isn’t about me – it’s about my world. I don’t need to be fixed – my world does!
That’s why I take such pride in my ability to make choices and why filtering things and people into their constituent parts brings me a sense of purpose. The value I find there validates my reality.