Monday, December 21, 2009

Quote of the Damn Day

"The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering."

--Carl Jung

How fucking true is that shit right there?

Also, I love the fucking photo. Fucker looks stern!


Jeannie said...

What the hell is legitimate suffering?

Ms. Moon said...

Yeah. I don't know. And when I say, "I don't know," I mean:
Which is why I am not rich and famous.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Fuck if I know. Maybe he means not drug induced, not a psychosis, etc.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Ms. Moon,
It kind of seems he might be right to me. AVOIDANCE and shit.

Love you boatloads.

Put The Lotion In The Basket said...

fucker looks constipated to me
very Austrian I think
Nick XX

Petit fleur said...

I like how his ty looks just a wee bit too tight and is kind of cockeyed. heh!

Petit fleur said...

ps You know his red book has been translated and is available on Amazon... I can't wait to have the disposable income to get that shit!

Syd said...

I can't imagine stretched out on his couch. I would be afraid that he would be hooking electrodes up to my neck after a massive shot of some bad ass tranquilizer.

Legitimate suffering is the real deal without any alcohol or drugs to chase it away. Undiluted pain at its best.

Maggie May said...

it rings so true, to me. i write a lot about how what has made me the sickest in my life has been my inability to face WHAt REALLY IS, either because i am afraid or because my mind literally can't process it because my mind is too fucked up to face it or because, sometimes, what we have to face as humans is literally beyond our ability to face. at least at the moment.

and i also love that photo. it's just legit- as my son would say.