I remember a quotation in my urban Geography class that read ‘ Migrants do not move to empty destination but towards better opportunities’ Meaning before a journey begins we all set goals either specific or still to be defined but, what is certain is that the quest for some better ending is always assured, Nevertheless boiling down to details like, the satisfaction one will want to get out of a glass of water when thirsty, a plate of dessert, etc. points out this certainty of aspirations either consciously or unconsciously.
What does Narcissism or masturbation has to do destinations or goals?, Narcissism which I will call it rather materialistic describes the trait of excessive self-love, based on self-image or ego. We can say on the other hand that eating describes the trait of excessive taste-love based on hunger or gloat. One may herewith associate the description of masturbation and Narcissism with the difference that Masturbation is not materialistic that is it not based on ego, on same dimension as deriving pleasure or pleasing one self with sophisticated perfumes, outfits and jewelry or strolling in crowed parks ; Narcissism being the kind of self love that is practice in the open. Masturbation is the kind that is done on secrecy there is no need for perfumes and clothing the individual finds much pleasure being alone in a quite room and feeling his own body odor or form. The endpoint in both struggle and play is self satisfaction or at times confusion.
Going back to the term Narcissism it is a word derived from the Greek mythology of Narcissus. Narcissus was a handsome Greek youth who rejected the desperate advances of the nymph Echo. As punishment, he was doomed to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Unable to consummate his love, Narcissus pined away and changed into the flower that bears his name, the narcissus. The difference to be derived here can be depicted in the elaboration of the word Metrosexual