Saturday, May 31, 2014



"It has gradually been driven home to me that I cannot be of help to this troubled person (seeking help) by means of any intellectual or training procedure. No approach which relies upon knowledge, upon training, upon the acceptance of something that is taught, is of any use. These approaches seem so tempting and direct that I have, in the part, tried a great many of them. It is possible to explain a person to himself, to prescribe steps which should lead him forward, to train him in knowledge about a more satisfying mode of life. But such methods are, in my experience, futile and inconsequential. The most they can accomplish is temporary change, which soon disappears, leaving the individual more than ever convinced of his inadequacy." - 'Carl Rogers' writes in 'On Becoming a Person'

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