. . . people depend on constant communication with others to keep their minds organized. We all need to think to keep things straight, but we mostly think by talking.
Freud and Jung, with their intense focus on the autonomous individual psyche, placed too little focus on the role of the community in the maintenance of personal mental health.
We compete for attention, personally, socially, and economically. No currency has a value that exceeds it. Children, adults, and societies wither on the vine in its absence.
We cannot live without food, water, clean air, and shelter. Less self-evidently, we require companionship, play, touch, and intimacy.
It is much better to make friends with what you do not know than with what you do know, as there is an infinite supply of the former but a finite stock of the latter.
No one unwilling to be a foolish beginner can learn.
-all quotes excerpted from Rule One, the first chapter, in Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life