The Agonies of Narcissism

»Charim makes things visible that we all realise but don’t fully understand.«
Sieglinde Geisel, Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Why do we surrender to circumstances? Or in Spinoza’s words: How is it that «people fight for their servitude as if it were for their salvation»? This question must be asked over and over again – but especially in times of crisis and uncertainty. The answer today is surely: Narcissism is a social requirement of every individual: You must become more than you are – you must become your ideal. But what does it mean for society if an anti-social principle becomes the dominant ideology? Isolde Charim explains with impressive clarity why we voluntarily submit to the «Agonies of Narcissism».