My Virtues and Your Vice: The Mind’s Self-deception
My success is hard work, your success is fluke.
My demands are needs, your demands are greed
My aloneness is solitude, your aloneness is loneliness.
My dominance is being protective, your dominance is control.
My involvement is caring, your involvement is interference.
My non-interference is being respectful of your wishes, your non-interference is lack of care.
My loss of money is my destiny, your loss of money is being foolish
My riches are good financial planning, your riches are dishonesty.
My spending is generosity, your spending it being reckless with money.
My poverty is a result of my honesty, your poverty is your bad karmas.
My illness is a result of my genetics, your illness is bad lifestyle
My fixed ideas are my determination and will power, your fixed ideas are stubbornness and rigidity
My sudden change of plan is flexibility and spontaneity, your sudden change of plan is lack of determination and willpower.
My anxiety is an awareness of new possibilities and sign of growth, your anxiety is an inability to cope
My emotional meltdown is transformation, yours is a panic attack
My suspiciousness is my carefulness and being on guard, your speciousness in paranoia.
My happiness is pure bliss, your happiness is hypomania.
© Kishore Chandiramani, Consultant Psychiatrist
Emotions Clinic, Education and Training Centre Cic, Staffordshire, England