Two Essays on Analytical Psychology

Future generations dare not find themselves okay unless governed over by the bureaucracy, a stubborn church, or the “good” state
It is the duty of one who goes his own way to inform society of what he finds on his voyage of discovery, be it cooling water for the thirsty or the sandy wastes of unfruitful error.

The one helps, the other warns. Not the criticism of individual contemporaries will decide the truth or falsity of his discoveries, but future generations. There are things that are not yet true today, perhaps we dare not find them true, but tomorrow they may be.

So every man whose fate it is to go his individual way must proceed with hopefulness and watchfulness, ever conscious of his loneliness and its dangers. ~Carl Jung, “On the Psychology of the Unconscious” (1912). In CW 7: Two Essays on Analytical Psychology P. 201.

Image: The Three Parcae Spinning the Fate of Marie de’ Medici (1622-1625) by Peter Paul Rubens

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