2003-11-19 20:03:51 ET

OKAY, THIS IS KINDA LONG, BUT READ IT! I think it's really good

"The motto "where there's a will, there's a way" is the superstition of modern man.

Yet in order to sustain his creed, contemporary man pays the price in a remarkable lack of introspection. He is blind to the fact that, with all his rationality and efficiency, he is possessed by "powers" that are beyond his control. His gods and demons have not disappeared at all; they have merely got new names. They keep him on the run with restlessness, vague apprehensions, psychological complications, an insatiable need for pills, alcohol, tobacco, food - and, above all, a large array of neuroses."

-Carl Jung

2003-11-19 20:20:53 ET


"There was a will, but she doesn't know the PROPER way"

the world-strucking surrealism artist-wannabe is actually sewing a sleeping bag for herself and a baby that's not hers.

-Antony Green.

2003-11-19 21:01:27 ET

Carl Jung owns. I almost wrote my psych paper on him last semester

2003-11-19 23:39:16 ET

So we are powerless, the idea that we can achieve something difficult is just a farce? What are these "'powers' that are beyond his control?" Hmm.. interesting. I've never read any Jung before so this is new to me.

2003-11-25 04:57:19 ET

We are slaves to our personal demons, whether they are in religous contexts or psychological/psychiatric ones.
I'd say that particular opinion is heavy on the cynical side, CARL.
I have only read Man and his Symbols as far as Jung works go. I definetly recognize and am amazed at the achievements of the people who revolutionized psychiatry and psychology, like Jung and Freud, but at the same time a lot of what they have said has become mildly treated as gospel, and I don't even think gospel should be treat as gospel.

2003-11-25 12:12:05 ET

Makes sense. It is a bit pessimistic.
Sometimes Science (with a capital 'S') can be treated like religion by some people, we don't want to hop onto the other side of the bandwagon.

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