The split personality of the idealist-neurotic is a typical example of the unity and struggle of opposites. Combining the incompatible, this man surprises, but if you knew that there are two, you would not be surprised at anything.
The devil is the product of idealism; it is the idealists who have divided God into good and bad. The reason is that idealists themselves suffer from a chronic split personality and therefore they see the black-and-white world everywhere.
When an idealist sees a speck in someone else's eye, it is only a small reflection of his own log. An idealist is a blind person who, no matter where he looks, sees only his own reflection in the mirror.
Idealists are forever creating ideals for themselves, and comparing reality with them, they find that reality is a lie, very different from the truth. Idealists even consider themselves false because they do not correspond to their own ideals.
The idealist who lives up to his ideal is strong, the only question is what his ideal is. If his ideal is "movement" and growth to the ideal, then all is well. But if his ideal static, while he has not reached, he is unhappy, and reaching it quickly filled again will be unhappy and run to find a new ideal.
You are not great. Filled with arrogance, you have decided you achieved your ideal and are now impeccable but you know well this is a lie. No, you are not an idea and you cannot govern the world. You are just a little, weak and scared child full of uncertainty, horror and suffering.
Judge not, lest ye be judged, this will save you from laziness, apathy, and depression. When an idealist judges reality, it always fails to live up to his ideal, fails to live up to his expectations and shatters his illusions. A mismatch between expectations of reality cause cognitive dissonance and 1000 of his sins and vices.
It is most effective to attract the attention of idealists to the ugly, because they then fall in love with it through the denial of ugliness. Outwardly, idealists pray for the beautiful and good, but at heart they are ugly monsters who love everything vile, bad and imperfect. The idealist is good on the outside, but ugly on the inside.
An important symptom of idealism is suspiciousness. Idealists are similar, in essence, to magnifying glasses, everything seems to them either more or less than it is. Suspiciousness is an exaggeration of fear. And where there is suspiciousness, there is an underestimation of fear.
The meaning of "Pygmalion" and "Cleopatra" by Bernard Shaw is that you can not bring up in your love your ideal, because then it will become a copy of the monster of yourself and eat you. Love is a plus on a minus, and a plus on a plus is a big problem.
Idealists are unbearable in their pursuit of the ideal. To bring them to humility, it is necessary to torment their black nature. When they accept that evil is inevitable, they will understand how beautiful the colors of the day are.