Monday, March 21, 2011

Collective organization is still so essential today that many consider it, with some justification, to be the final goal; whereas to call for further steps along the road to autonomy appears like arrogance or hubris, fantasticality, or simply folly.

Nevertheless it may be that for sufficient reasons a man feels he must set out on his own feet along the road to wider realms.  It may that in all the garbs, shapes, forms, modes, and manners of life offered to him he does not find what is peculiarly necessary for him.

He will go alone and be his own company.  He will serve as his own group, consisting of a variety of opinions and tendencies--which need not be necessarily be marching in the same direction.  In fact he will be at odds with himself, and will find great difficulty in uniting his own multiplicity for purposes of common action.  Even if he is outwardly protected by the social forms of the intermediary stage, he will have nodefense against his own multiplicity.

The disunion within himself may cause him to give up, to lapse into identity with his surroundings.

Blind acceptance never leads to a solution; at best it leads only to a standstill and is paid for heavily in the next generation.

I am under the influence of things or questions which were left incomplete and unanswered by my parents.

                                          carl gustav

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