Thursday, April 21, 2022

unceasing care.............................

 For in every adult there lurks a child - an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention, and education.  That is the part of the human personality which wants to develop and become whole.  But the man of today is far indeed from this wholeness. . . .

     If there is anything that we wish to change in our children, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.  Take our enthusiasm for pedagogics.  It may be the boot is on the other leg.  It may be that we misplace the pedagogical need because it would be an uncomfortable reminder that we ourselves are still children in many respects and still need a vast amount of education.

-C. G. Jung, from his essay, The Development of Personality found here.

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