Henry had come to town to be with his father, who was in failing health.
When we feel badly about ourselves, we may imagine that we can relieve our pain by “proving” that we are superior. This is called overcompensation.
Some of us feel terribly out of control when others are unable to “explain” events to our satisfaction.
Many of us perceive ourself as being at the center of the world. This attitude is called egocentrism.
Managing our emotions revolves around four components: