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I think the question's worth asking on a case-by-case basis. I think some people can use self-love practices as a means of stilling voices of criticism, doubt, and social anxiety - which thereby opens them up to leading a more connected and fulfilling life with and through others. I also think it's undoubtedly true that some clever narcissists master the vocab, and weaponize it to avoid accountability; no doubt towards the borders of pathology, in some cases.

I think actions, considered fairly over time, define the measure of character, rather than adherence to a particular belief or ideology. But that's a position that opens itself up to a lot of interpretation too 🤷

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