I increasingly understand the wisdom of this quote. There will always be many circus’s. And many ringleaders in the centre. And many monkeys surrounding the ringleader.
Hopefully some of the monkeys work out the motivation of the ring leader (narcissists), and step away, to be monkeys no more. But, if they choose to stay monkeys, that is their problem. Not mine.
We all make choices in life. Now mine are far healthier. I can figure out the ringleaders and the monkeys far quicker now. And get out of the circus, far quicker. And stay away.