Without getting into a big word like narcissism, how about giving a simple definition of me games? I outshine others, especially you and my view of self is less than true. Whether adolescent or adult, this person won’t admit if they hurt others and push people away. They only look at their good side.
My wife recently gave me an article entitled Burglar abuses “dumb” victim in apology letter. The letter from a 16-year-old burglar was released by the West Yorkshire police in London to show the mindset of criminals who target people’s home.
He writes “To be honest I’m not bothered or sorry about the fact that I burgled your home. I don’t know why I am writing a letter to you! I have been forced to write this letter by ISSP.
The young offender went on to say the victim failed to draw their curtains before they went to sleep and were “thick enough” to leave their downstairs window open. So he says, “I’m not going to show any sympathy or remorse.”
Notice this offender’s Me Game? It doesn’t matter if I’m talking about a criminal offender or a regular citizen, this game can be played by anyone. It’s all about me.
Out of many thoughts on Minding this Gap, one is demonstrated by Jesus. The Bible states “…the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28
Even in my motives for serving, it can be about me but when I see Jesus, I see he really has a heart for others and sacrificed himself for us. Me gamers won’t do that.
What other thoughts would you think minds this gap?