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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Carl Jung: "We are prejudiced in regard to the animal."




We are prejudiced in regard to the animal.

People don't understand when I tell them they should become acquainted with their animals or assimilate their animals.

They think the animal is always jumping over walls and raising hell all over town.

Yet in nature the animal is a well-behaved citizen.

It is pious, it follows the path with great regularity, it does nothing extravagant.

Only man is extravagant.

So if you assimilate the character of the animal you become a peculiarly law-abiding citizen, you go very slowly; and you become very reasonable in your ways, in as much as you can afford it" ~Carl Jung, Visions I, p. 168.