The Challenger Deep vs. Shiny Surface Water

Life is a deep dive beyond the shallow and into the mysterious depths, but life with a narcissist is a tsunami

Prajinta Pesqueda

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The surface of the ocean is beautiful. The way it can hold the light and shimmer in the sun is unparalleled. But ist is dependent on so many factors and can quickly become dark and menacing when the skies turn grey or the fog rolls in. It’s great for a picture or a picnic, but it is just a superficial reflection and nothing more.

The deepest part of the ocean is called the Challenger Deep and is located beneath the western Pacific Ocean in the southern end of the Mariana Trench, which runs several hundred kilometers southwest of the U.S. territorial island of Guam. Challenger Deep is approximately 10,935 meters (35,876 feet) deep.

Unlike the surface of the water, dive into the depths and you will see the ocean come to life and become the powerful force that it is. It is only when you go beneath the surface that you see the true beauty and terrors of the deep. Mysteries, wonders, and endless miles of teeming life span the globe comprising an astounding 71% of the earth’s surface!

There is magic and a primordial timelessness about the deep sea that peaks curiousity and holds interest. Mermaids, leviathans, and monsters of the sea cannot be proved or disproved since more than 80 percent of the ocean remains uncharted territory, unmapped, never witnessed, or explored. Imagine this — we know more about planets millions of miles away than we know about our own oceans.

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And it is here that I will assert my claim that the human heart is like the mysterious oceans that surround us except in the case of certain disordered people, namely the narcissist and psychopath, who resemble that sparkling surface and nothing more.

So in theory, while they are made up of the same molecules, atoms, and energy — they are not the same. One is actually the ocean. The other is just the appearance of what it should be but is not.

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Prajinta Pesqueda

Educator, aspiring humanist, composer of words. Survivor, warrior, healer, believer. Contact me at Narc2Thrive@gmail.com