Narcissism -- its seductions and pitfalls.
To be unable to love or take any genuine interest in anyone that is not a mirror image of oneself. The utter denial of otherness, difference, patience, tolerance, generosity, distance from oneself.
The first intimation of madness.
No purge, no escapism. Just going away to think, to feel alive.
Shatter the mirror, break the rotten 和 (wa)!
And only then may something astonishing happen, who knows.