Sunday, January 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

Many of the Ten Commandments can still claim validity today.  But the Fourth Commandment is diametrically opposed to the laws of psychology.  It is imperative that there be general recognition of the fact that enforced "love" can do a very great deal of harm.  People who were loved in childhood will love their parents in return.  There is no need of a commandment to tell them to do so.  Obeying a commandment can never be the basis for love.

-- Alice Miller, The Body Never Lies, p. 67

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