Petty Tyrants

eric mccarty
2 min readFeb 26, 2024
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Petty Tyrants:

I remember reading the urging of Don Juan to Carlos Castaneda on having a petty tyrant in his life, the important role they play in allowing one to recognize and reduce their own self-importance, freeing them of the concerns of others. It’s similar to the view that Abraham Maslow had for self-actualized people, that they are free of the good opinion of others. In the age of social media, none of us have to search far to…

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eric mccarty

Writer, prose poetry, meditation teacher and lifetime student