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Monday, February 29, 2016

Carl Jung: A fourteen syllable word used by Red Indians




A certain tribe of the red Indians, for example, has one single word consisting of fourteen syllables which expresses exactly what I am trying to explain, namely, the expectation that somebody else will do what I am too lazy or too irresponsible to do.

The word means literally: sitting in a circle, looking at one another, expecting someone else to do what one does not want to do oneself.

The one word expresses that typical situation in any gathering.

The primitives are quite psychological in that instance, they recognized that situation and found a suitable name for it.

Unfortunately it cannot be used in everyday speech. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 1102.


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