Interestingly, the small pride comes from their megalomania. And the pride of the big ones stems from their inferiority complex. The little ones suffer from megalomania, and the big ones suffer from inferiority complex.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, because they have managed to get rid of the inferiority complex and megalomania. The endless split personality and the war were over. Within was incurred pleasant integrity and purposefulness.
What can I tell you about the inferiority complex? I haven't seen people who don't have it. I, for one, have a monstrous inferiority complex that barely makes up for an equally enormous megalomania. Ideally, these two are compensated and become dispassionate.
You can't suppress your inferiority complex. You can't suppress your delusions of grandeur. Let these two suppress each other, then you will attain the virtue of dispassion. If you suppress yourself, one of your vices will grow and devour you.
Allowing the child to sit on his hands for a long time, sleep with his mother, the mother concentrates it on his love and turns into a neurotic. Now, when a child is separated from his mother, he feels fear and anger. Now the child will be paranoid with delusions of vanity.
A recipe for success and happiness in life is about being able to take it easy.
Vanity and weakness that see everyone as a judge, become vulnerable to any critical remarks. They take everything personally. Their responsibility is hypertrophied as they think they owe something to everyone and look for approval in others' words or actions. And if they don't find this approval, they will become depressed and melancholic.
Any of suchlike souls likes to justify itself by being morally upstanding and saying: «I'm a very responsible person and that's why I can't, I simply can't stand hearing or seeing any disapproval of my actions». And a person of this kind will suffer and go crazy.
It may seem that such a person is a great worker. As this person would sell his or her soul for praise. And if they criticize this person, it will make this person work harder and go crazy with low self-esteem. Generally, it's true. If this person's boss uses it all to his advantage, then this person can be a great worker. The only problem is in some incompetent bosses who may be too silly and greedy and drive a great worker crazy.
Vain weakness tries to see everyone as a judge. It's full of fear and wants someone to prove its uniqueness. That's why people who got vain weakness always lack flattery and approval. Flattery helps them forget their fears.
Besides, vanity craves for freedom and power over itself and then over everyone around.
Praise and attention are the most important and irreplaceable sources of pleasure in human life. Once you deprive a person of praise and attention from kith and kin, this person will soon become a psycho or a maniac.
All the big ones suffer from an inferiority complex, which means persecution mania, suspiciousness and paranoia. Large living high in the rarefied atmosphere, bloated, they strongly feel the isolation of their form and content.
Growth is the inferiority complex and megalomania at the same time. For a person to start growing, it is necessary to promote in him the inferiority complex, if he is a megalomaniac, and to cultivate his megalomania if he has an inferiority complex.
A poor in spirit is one who managed to overcome his arrogance, to reject his Ego and to become an angel. By overcoming their arrogance, the poor in spirit defeat megalomania and the inferiority complex, thus acquiring resignation and strength. By rejecting their Ego, the poor in spirit become a part of a greater Ego, a part of God.
The little man, deprived of the opportunity to create in the real world, concentrates all his attention on his fantasies, becoming the God of his toy world. It breeds pride. This gives rise to megalomania. Still, it is better to create the real world than your own fantasies... God toy world infinitely distant from God is real...