Friday, April 17, 2009

Piercing Insights Such as This
Converted Many Into Jungians

'Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.'
Carl Jung. you can review earlier items about the late intellectual giant (considered the founder of analytical psychology) here.


At 10:31 AM, Anonymous susan said...

I hate it when you are so smart.


At 11:07 AM, Anonymous craig said...

A quote worth noting:

After meeting President Obama, who greeted him in Spanish, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez says, "I think it was a good moment. I think President Obama is an intelligent man, compared to the previous U.S. president." He had once compared President George W. Bush to the devil.

Chavez gave him a copy of "The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent," a book by Eduardo Galeano, which chronicles U.S. and European economic and political interference in the region.

Later, when a reporter asked Obama what he thought of the book, the president replied: "I thought it was one of Chavez' books. I was going to give him one of mine."

-taken from an AP report, dated today.

Bush irritated me and scared me, and so did McCain although I have at times considered myself a republican. Maybe Jung would have some fun with that, but I think it means I have a brain, like the world leaders that seem pleased to have Obama to deal with. I know we have a long way to go to see how all this shakes out, but I can't help but be encouraged.

At 2:48 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

It is a nice change of pace to have a president whose default setting is making friends rather than enemies. Thanks for commenting, both of you. Do I know either of you?

At 5:29 PM, Anonymous craig said...

Teacher of history, with interests in reading and writing. I have read some of your book reviews, and appreciate your skills when I stumble across your work. I would enjoy seeing what you are working on more often and wonder if there are copyright issues with links that I would not be aware of.

I visit your blog pretty regularly and find the topics to be intellectually and artistically engaging. Though I don't weigh in often, it is good to have forums such as this one that encourage constructive thought, debate, and criticism. All the best to you.

At 6:35 PM, Blogger Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Ouch! so true!

At 7:38 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Thanks, Craig. You sound like the ideal reader. We're privileged to have you. You too, Diane.


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