John Bradshaw Quotation

I DEFINE A ‘GOOD PERSON’ AS SOMEBODY WHO IS FULLY CONSCIOUS OF THEIR OWN LIMITATIONS.  THEY KNOW THEIR STRENGTHS, BUT THEY ALSO KNOW THEIR ‘SHADOW’ — THEY KNOW THEIR WEAKNESSES.  IN OTHER WORDS, THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO GOOD WITHOUT BAD.  GOOD AND EVIL ARE REALLY ONE, BUT WE HAVE BROKEN THEM UP IN OUR CONSCIOUSNESS.  WE POLARIZE THEM. — JOHN BRADSHAW  Continue reading John Bradshaw Quotation

Empathy is Worth the Effort

(Note: I am not a mental health professional.  The statements in this blog post are based on personal observation and experience.) Most of us — if we are decent in the first place, and we haven’t become jaded — were horrified to hear about Monday night’s attack in Manchester.  The target was a concert venue which attracted young pop music fans. This morning I found a friend’s post on Facebook, expressing his personal reaction to the tragedy.  I typed a comment suggesting Dante should have created a Circle of Hell for terrorists who target young people. I hope my friend … Continue reading Empathy is Worth the Effort