We often create the craziness surrounding us. In the throes of such bedlam, we ask, Why do we keep doing this to ourselves? While self-sabotage might be a hurdle we have to overcome, it doesn’t explain all our moth-like affinity for the flame. Some of this is simply a need for adventure, some excitement and unpredictability in a too often mundane journey. We just can’t get lost in the turmoil and disorder, or worse, become addicted to it. We must balance the chaos with periods of tranquility. It’s during this equanimity that we’re able to create something useful from it.
When someone agrees with us, we feel it validates our thinking as being more true, that two minds sharing the same thought is better. What we don’t consider is that maybe we are equally as wrong or crazy as the person with whom we are enjoying synchronicity. Before we anoint ourselves as great minds thinking alike, perhaps we should look across at our harmonious partner and consider whether it is a good thing that we are aligned in our reflection and speculation. After all deriving gratification from the admiration of one’s mental acuity is a defining trait of narcissists.