Carl Jung (1875-1961) Presciently Nails the Tea Party

Because it so brilliantly applicable to Tea Party folk, I am posting this quote from Carl Jung, via my friend John,  who after a visit from a Tea leaning neighbor, applied it to said Tea Party folk. Thanks John: nailed it.

“It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yes remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going. Not consciously, of course-for consciously he is engaged in bewailing and cursing a faithless world that recedes further and further into the distance. Rather, it is an unconscious factor which spins the illusions that veil his world. And what is being spun is a cocoon, which in the end will completely envelop him.”

Jung also said that ‘attribution is 90% projection.’

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung

Jung 1910-crop.jpg

 

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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