Thursday, March 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

If, as small children, we have to deal with adults who have never tried to clarify their own feelings, this can expose us to a species of chaos that is unsettling in the extreme.  To escape from these feelings of confusion and uncertainty, we activate the mechanism of repression and disassociation.  We feel no fear, we love our parents, we trust them, and we try to live up to their expectations, so that they can be pleased with us.

-- Alice Miller, The Body Never Lies, p. 106-107

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