NotMyUsualUserName wrote:dove wrote:The thing that always fascinated me most about my narc. parents was their capacity for hypocrisy. She was into prescription pills and he was a full blown alcoholic that had a well stocked liquor cabinet in the house and two refrigerators full of pabst blue ribbon in the garage. Yet, they always were loud about looking down on drug addicts, and just about everyone else they deemed to be "trashy". Since narcs are so image conscious, I don't think they would tend to get deeply involved in illicit drugs, but my experience has shown that they will go for the legal stuff with gusto.
I agree, I may be the same way.
I do look down on those who are drug addicts. But only those that do nothing with their life.
Those that are educated, have good jobs, or are studying something respectable, I can tolerate because drugs are not their everything.
Were they successful people? (Not as parents, or as personalities, but were they successful in terms of society).
Well, I don't know how you judge "success". My parents are second cousins (which I find disgusting). He is Portuguese but was born in the US, and met my mother when he went back to the Azores islands to see the homeland and visit family. My father worked a good blue collar job until he retired with a decent pension. My mother worked off and on until he retired and she started a catering business. She is just luck that she found a fool to be her ticket out of the Azores islands.
I mean, I guess my parents would be considered stable middle class.