Thursday, August 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

How can you love a child if you wish her to be so completely different from the way she is?  If I always want myself to be different from the way I am, and if (others) want that as well, then I cannot love myself, and I can't believe that others can love me.  Who do they love, after all?  The person I am not?  The person they can change so that they can love me?  I won't event try to achieve such "love."  I'm tired of it.

-- Alice Miller, The Body Never Lies, p. 194

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