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Noun 1. delusions of grandeur - a delusion (common in paranoia) that you are much greater and more powerful and influential than you really are
delusion, psychotic belief - (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
megalomania - a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
Megalomania (from the Greek word μεγαλομανία) is a historical term for behavior characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, genius, or omnipotence — often generally termed as delusions of grandeur or grandiose delusions. It is a Greek word ,"megalo" meaning "very large", "great", or "exaggerated" and "mania" meaning obsession thus combining to denote an obsession with, either in the form of irrational perceived need for, or preoccupation with one's own estimation of having and/or obtaining, grandiosity and extravagance (especially in the form of great fame and popularity, material wealth, social influence or political power, or more than one or even all of the aforesaid) and accompanying complete desirous and bombastic abandon; a common symptom if not the key diagnostic feature of megalomania. It may be a symptom of manic or paranoid disorders. However it is not considered a distinct mental disorder of itself according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Delusions of grandeur may be seen as distinct from megalomania: An overweening and excessive preoccupation with one's own importance, though it may be considered pathological, is not necessarily delusional. A delusion of grandeur, if it is a true delusion, must meet the psychiatric criteria for delusion. Whereas it is possible, in the case of megalomania, for an actually important man/woman to be preoccupied with his/her own actual importance, a person suffering from delusions of grandeur would stubbornly entertain patently false, generally fantastic and often highly complex ideas of his/her own importance, often with a supernatural or science-fictional bent. A person suffering from delusions of grandeur may actually be an important figure, as in the case of the mathematician John Nash, who once rejected a prestigious academic chair on the grounds that he was due to be enthroned as the Emperor of Antarctica.
Originally posted by Wertdagf
reply to post by DangerDeath
IN our lives that we have lead.... the only thing that makes us different and choose what we do is our "lives". These collections of experiance create intelligence... compassion... mercy. These experiances are like legos used to build the conciousness you now have.
Some of us were not givin starter packs with legos that were usefull... some us us only got a package full of regular blocks. Then theres the kids who go tall the wheels and propellers..... The legos that we were givin vastly defines what we know and understand about creation. I for one plan on sharing ALL of my legos so we can make a car.... or maybe an airplane.
There did i make that example childish enough?
[edit on 28-2-2009 by Wertdagf]
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
After reading over this thread, I'm interested in the definition of "awake" and "asleep" that you (the thread contributors) keep using. I'm wondering if one poster's "awake" is the same as the next poster's "awake".
Anyone using them care to define these terms?
Originally posted by DangerDeath
reply to post by Wertdagf
I'm sorry, but what happened to THEIR experience?
Were they collecting any at all? Where did it go? Or they just didn't bother?
How can you blame me for that? You could blame the society, politicians, MSM, teachers, parents, but you blame me? Is that right?
You cannot blame them either. You are blind in one eye. They missed out on something you were blessed with. So find a way to bring them that blessing... sitting on a *%&$ing throne is a disgusting act of a flawed mind.