About one year ago,
I created a post similar to this one to acknowledge all of you who come to this website. I’ve decided to make it a yearly tradition. Many more of you find your way here one year later, from many more countries around the world.
As I read all I could find about psychopathy, I found something was missing.
An unsettling theme
appears in some of the comments I get from readers on my website. I hear from people regularly who tell me there is no way they will ever be able to protect themselves from another psychopathic victimization. They feel powerless and hopeless, at the mercy of fate or luck or the benevolence of those who cross their paths. After all, they say, psychopaths are so powerful, so crafty, so…Not Really Human. This belief is dangerous because when you imbue them with other-worldly power, you become powerless against such a force.
On an average day,
between 400 and 700 visitors come to this website. Consistently, about 150 of you are returning again after having visited before.
More awe and beauty to remind you that life is much more than what you can see right now. This may resonate with you in an unexpected way.
I just came across
this gorgeous video and I want to share it with you. Put aside all the ugliness for just 5 minutes, and instead witness a glimpse of the inexplicable beauty of life. There is just something about this video that captures it so well, at least for me. I hope it does for you, too, and that it enables you for a few moments to look beyond your present circumstances to something lovely and life-affirming.
“What the psychopath does is they weave a picture of a person that’s really a dream. It’s a spirit. It’s not real. And you feel like you’ve discovered a soul mate. A deep intimacy. And you’re experiencing one of those rare moments that makes life worth living. And before you know it, you’re involved in a deep personal bond…with a psychopath. Once you’re in that bond — and we call it the psychopathic bond — you don’t want to break it.”
~ P. Babiak, PhD.