There have been many bad connotations to narcissism and I wish to give new meaning to it – as a way of life, a way of functioning in society without legal consequences. I define narcissism as the trait that makes one care for oneself and put the priorities of theirs or whatever they chose to associate with first regardless of the moral dictates of society or religion. It so much easier to function this way as I will explain later – and with this you are insured against heartbreak, betrayal and other emotional trauma of such. Narcissism is a fundamental trait of LaVeyan Satanists – practitioners of Satanism as made popular by Anton LaVey. The core philosophy of LaVeyanism, which falls under a broader category of rational Satanism, preaches self-preservation. This is a philosophy where you are asked to indulge in what you see required for your emotional and physical gratification with no regard for others or society inside the confines of law.
The whole premise for high-functioning narcissism is to fulfill your Freudian ego alternatively through a favorable build-up of your symbolic selves. While the average theist or social being earns ego from social acts of heroism through philanthropic attitudes and acts, the narcissist works independently with his enlightened selves to earn gratification. Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Denial of Death discusses the psychological mechanisms that lead to a fulfilled death. Despite sounding so controversial, it does make sense when approached with good old Freudian theory. In order to be able to fulfill our egos effectively, we must take back and reign control over our symbolic selves and not let God or society dictate our ultimate redemption. Therefore, a fundamental rework of the superego is required – and this is where one is required to adopt a new moral philosophy. High-functioning narcissism allows healthy functioning in a society that traditionally doesn’t cater to individuals with such superegos.
Don’t carry the load that will eventually destroy you!