Everybody has some delusional expectations about life when he or she is young, but most people outgrow such things pretty quickly. I started out with bigger delusions — bigger expectations and plans — and they only got bigger by the time I was an adult.
I didn’t realize it, but being raised by a father with narcissistic personality disorder had left me with delusions of grandeur. It was only when I finally woke up from my lifelong nightmare that I started seeing myself clearly.
Preview of new week’s show: Since Valentine’s Day is next week, it’s a great time to look at the ways in which romantic attraction is a trickster who can tease us with a spark of connection that will never turn into real love.
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