Clipping and ‘bronzing’ a rose.
Vindication of a drive for sanctification.
Fallaciously ascribing superiority to
Projecting supernatural abilities in order
to ‘create’ demigods.
Fanciful, sometimes hysterical obsessions
A fantasy of what we might be which helps
us escape from who we are.
A remedy for feelings of helplessness and
impotency: Potent vicariousness.
A necessary elite of superior beings who
are imbued with qualities we aspire to.
A natural propensity to elevate some
members of society in a quest for perfection.
A mass awareness of an individual who
encourages inordinate attention and subjective ‘embracing’.
- Perhaps we are often too quick to
equate role-playing with achievement.
- Perhaps a troll can become a monarch
when dressed in ermine and gold.
- Perhaps elevating individuals gives us
hope … that we can be more than what we are.
- Perhaps in our zeal to embrace ‘models
of excellence’ we often settle for style over substance.
- Perhaps we are always seeking ‘better’
and ‘worse’ in order to put ourselves in proper perspective.
- Perhaps our aspirations so dominate us
that we crave and accept ‘vindications’ in a variety of
- Perhaps we are compelled to consider
our potentialities; perhaps we create heroes to encourage
- Perhaps celebrity often coerces a
performer into self-deceptive believing that they are what
others have created.
- Perhaps it is in our nature to admire
uniqueness; perhaps charisma often engenders enduring myth
with universal appeal.
- Perhaps sterling characteristics that
benefit mankind will always be sought; perhaps in
celebrating these traits in others we are providing lessons
and goals sorely needed by the flawed.
Did grandiose fantasies abound in your youth??
ON FAME by EDWIN
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