A is A.
We behave as if that were not true, if we yell loud enough, if we assert our claims enough, if we pretend that it’s a mistake, etc.
I see it on clients, students all the time.
I did a Bach profile for a brand new person this morning. His “linchpin” Bach Energy is the Peacock. Peacock is one of these “I deserve to be beautiful because I eat poisonous berries for breakfast, lunch and dinner.” It is the 40th Bach Energy® Dr. Edward Bach didn’t find before he died. I did. Together with the Yew… #39. The toxic person.
If they listened to themselves they would say:… Are you crazy? Stop eating that stuff, it will kill you!
But no, they feel like a hero doing what they are doing. But they are dead, deadened heroes.