Revisiting this on Anti-NPD red pills, metaphor comparison of book/movie No Country for Old Men, and perceptual filers broken.
57m Full version, shorter excerpts & related clips further down
No country for old men, it’s a deconstruction of our hero mythology that is fundamentally narcissistic
Our hero mythology tradition is an exercise in narcissism, megalomania and ego strokery.
You hear the stories of great heroes and you put yourself in that role and everything works out well for the hero
no country for old men deconstructs several ideas that are narcissistic and dangerous
… all hope is effectively toxic, the narcissistic hope that everything will be okay, when in the real world it isn’t
… the idea our notion of order, that we can passively wait and everything will just return to order
My in process transcript link, to help break it down and digest it all.
1m13s No Country for Old Men - criticizing storytelling & narcissism of the audience
Does it serve you to believe magically that everything will be okay? When in the real world, it isn’t?
The idea of order, that we can passively wait and everything will just return to order, is deeply challenged
good guys and good girls win no no
there will be after all this suffering a great resolution no
it’s way more real life than that
and when all is said and done
you’re left not with a bang, but a whimper and, you’re left with more questions than answers
that’s a very discomforting film, it’s a very disturbing film
because of that meta narrative style that it adopts
which is it’s almost a story about storytelling and criticizing storytelling
And in criticizing that storytelling making commentary about narcissism but it’s the narcissism of the audience
1m30s Addiction to the Hero Story
44s Antidote to Self Glorifying Fantasy
59s I’d rather choose reality over dreamland
1m02s Antidote to Arrogance
1m30s Some codependents are too arrogant 1m30s
1m05s Antidote to Entitlement
1m23s Antidote to Grandiosity
1m35s Antidote to Neediness
1m45s Antidote to Interpersonally Exploitative
1m0s You can’t stand up for yourself without a Self
1m04s Knowing is NOT enough