CherylDeaner
1148 Stanford Ave, Emeryville, California 94608
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415 282 2200

Trying to Feel Important
When the urge to feel important overtakes one, the harm done to others is the byproduct of self-interest.  The person trying to be important is also caught in a hollow and endless round of activities.

The following quote from The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot addresses this phenonoma quite succienctly:

"Half the harm that is done in the world is due to people who want to feel important.  They don't mean to do harm, but the harm does not interest them, or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are so absorbed in the endless struggle."

The antidote in part is to focus on one's heart instead of one's pride, and in one's capacity to see others instead of the dismal screen of one's feelings of inadequacy.

When the urge to feel important overtakes one, the harm done to others simply the byproduct of one's self-interest. However, the self-important person is also caught in a hollow and endless round of activity.

The following quote from The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot addresses this phenomenon quite succinctly:

"Half the harm that is done in the world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm, but the harm does not interest them, or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are so absorbed in the endless struggle."

I believe that the antidote to this state is in part is to focus on one's heart instead of one's pride. In this way, one's capacity to see others, instead of a dismal feeling of inadequacy, is addressed.

We are so much more than our small everyday selves if we just let ourselves realize it!

Warm Regards,

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT 36764


We are so much more than our small, everyday selves, if we just let ourselves realize it!

Warm Regards,
Cheryl Deaner, LMFT 36764