NARCISSISM: infatuated with, or even in love with, one’s self

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      Ancient Greek literature tells us about a handsome young man, pursued by a nymph who loved him.   But the problem was that Narcissus was in love with only one person, himself. The story about Narcissus says that he saw his reflection in the water and was so beguiled by it that he […]

SISYPHEAN [sis-uh-FEE-uhn]: an endless task

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The ancient Greek myth about Sisyphus, tells us about a man who was sentenced to roll a huge boulder up a mountain until it could lodge at the peak.  He spent the rest of his life pushing the heavy rock up the mountain, but whenever he tired the rock would roll back to the bottom.   […]