Crowds like black and white. Crowds like following someone important.

I thought this comment by Simone on her blog was insightful and confronting:

Narcissists tend to rise to the top - they are ambitious and very good at promoting themselves. It is comforting to have a narcissist in charge. They tell you they know exactly what to do. They tell you how to live. Crowds like black and white. And they like the feeling of following someone important.

How do we respond? Resist the tendancy to follow an important leader. It’s idolatry. Don’t be impressed by ungodliness - boasting etc.

It’s sad that the problem with bad leadership is not just the leader but the followers: a toxic mix!

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