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Maryann TaylorJanuary 29, 2021

I agree heartily with your comment about the dangers of our society "catering to every person's feelings and desires." Many have built their very feelings into an idol. Some have their "feelings hurt" when they are taught truths that force them to reevaluate their lives and their choices. Others have their "feelings hurt" when not everyone agrees with them. The real problem often arises when inappropriate demands are made to appease their "feelings", or even to "pay for" what was done to their ancestors long ago! Our feelings are not weapons to use for selfish purposes. It is interesting that the Lord told us he would reveal truth to our hearts AND our minds. Emotions are tricky and can be deceiving. The Lord has given us safety net by instructing us to use the knowledge he has given us in our MINDS, along with the feelings of our hearts to keep a spiritual balance in our lives. One of the reasons we are taught to read the words of our living Prophets, and also the scriptures daily, is to keep us from making decisions that are based ONLY on our feelings or emotions.

RalphJanuary 28, 2021

Don't feel bad Penny O. Meridian never publish my comments. Maybe one has to pay money to them to have their comments published. Oh well, That is their loss.

Penny OJanuary 28, 2021

I wonder why my comment was not published. Narcissism is much different than Pride. Once you have been targeted by a Narrsisst, then you know the difference. It is not just about promoting themselves. It is about controlling others. They talk about you to everyone, to destroy your character. I learned about this from 'Surviving Narcissism'. Look it up. It saved me after being targeted by a Narrsisst. One of the hardest trials of my life.

Lani LarkinJanuary 25, 2021

PRIDE - destroys societies! 'PRIDE GOES BEFORE THE FALL'. But most of all (to me) destroys the individual. I try to wrap my head around Narcissism and the damage to the individual and to society. Seems they are closely related like the article educates about pride vs narcissism but certainly much more intrusive to relationships - therefore society? Seems as I watch leaders among us we have a lot of Narcissists in control.



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