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Old 18-02-2021, 11:10 AM
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I'm thinking of the Murdochs. They are billionaires and have spent entire lives controlling the world system. This forum talks about God, but where and what is God for people like this? Maybe spirituality is only relevant for people who don't win in life, and for people who are winners, it's irrelevant.

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please remember, everything comes at a price, billionaire or homeless. We choose our blessings and rewards.
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Old 18-02-2021, 02:41 PM
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I thought it was clear those people are diagnoesable narcissists.
The shrinks would medicalise every behaviour in normal life if they could.
I don't even know whether narcissism is defined in DSM 5. I'll have to look it up.

Some people are single-minded enough to make a success of their lives in terms of achieving then expanding on their goal(s). Seems less about narcissism than obsession - the kind of people who work 18 hours a day. In the case of the person mentioned in the o/p, it's a narrow success but with inordinate power - the Citizen Kane thing: whoever controls the media controls the world.

Interestingly, Facebook inter alia have long been competing and seems to have hit the wall in Australia. Facebook's attitude is that it should be allowed to edit the world and is making up all kinds of nonsense as the Australian PM has taken exception and is passing a law to stop it publishing news without paying for it.
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Old 28-02-2021, 08:53 PM
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The shrinks would medicalise every behaviour in normal life if they could.
I don't even know whether narcissism is defined in DSM 5. I'll have to look it up.
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is 1 of the 10 clinically recognized personality disorders listed in
the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,Fifth Edition (DSM-5).

''Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition
in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention
and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others.'


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You measure inner happiness in money? People who are rich, people who are positioned in power can still be spiritual and still be miserable. Winning in life does not have to mean luxury

This is a point most people miss..... and besides, who are we to judge?
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This could also be seen in the eyes of attachment. Spirituality is about letting go rich or not. We create our own reality.

Excellent point.

Why should we care about the wealth of another?
It is not important.
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