|I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life. They seek position, marriage, reputation, outward success of money, and remain unhappy and neurotic even when they have attained what they were seeking. Such people are usually confined within too narrow a spiritual horizon. Their life has not sufficient content, sufficient meaning. If they are enabled to develop into more spacious personalities, the neurosis generally disappears.
– Carl Jung (1875-1961)
|Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is: the tree is the real thing.
– Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)