Echo, a nymph who doesn’t care about the ones in love with her, saw a hunter one day. The hunter, named Narcissus, was very handsome. Echo fell in love with him at first sight, but he didn't want her and ran away. Echo began to waste away and died after suffering from this passionate love. Her bones turned to stone and her voice turned into the “echoes” in those stones.
Other gods and goddesses learned of this story and decided to punish Narcissus. One day, while he was hunting, he got thirsty and approached a river, where he saw his own reflection. He also got mesmerized by this beauty and fell in love with it. He eventually recognized that his love could not be reciprocated and committed suicide. His body then turned into narcissus flowers.
The term Narcissism originates from the story of Narcissus, described as egoistic admiration of one’s own attributes. But is it something we should be hateful about? Let’s decide together.