Nikola Tesla loved Carl Jung, who managed to surpass his teacher, Freud. In the world of psychology, Jung's a rock star, like Lennon or Hendrix. Here are some of his memorable quotes that will help you nail this thing called life!
Sigmund Freud is the father of psychotherapy. Carl Jung made it more accessible and opened the door to analytical psychology, which is the base of all other theories. Long story short, Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst introduced extraverted and introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been instrumental in psychiatry and in the study of religion, literature, and related fields.
Now, you might not know his name. However, you do know that Jung's terminology is still very much alive and giving us headaches. What about life? How did someone like Jung see life? And what can we learn from his quotes? Let's check that out. It's quite amusing!
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
This was easy – you are responsible for your happiness. Look inside and wake up what your heart desires!
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Forget the past, focus on the now, and choose what you want to be in the future!
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.
Though it requires a lot of work, basically, Jung told us that we have to know ourselves to gain control over our lives. Impressive!
We cannot change anything unless we accept it
Accept where you are now. Accept your crappy job, toxic partner, stop living in denial. Once you're aware of your situation, you have the power to change it.
Thinking is difficult; that's why most people judge.
Don't be judgmental, it only makes you look stupid!
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Ha! You cannot be happy all the time; otherwise, it would lose all meaning! That's why we need sadness: to respect our joy. Deep, yet so simple.
Nothing has a more substantial influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
Wait, did Jung watch Toddlers and Tiaras? Sure sounds like it! In all seriousness, if you want a healthy child, don't destroy them by pushing your dreams on them. Let them be.
It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
Is the glass half empty or half full?
Shame is a soul-eating emotion
Apart from passing judgment, living in shame is a toxic emotion. And both are unnecessary.
To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.
Though this might be self-explanatory, it raises another question. Maybe Carl Jung wasn't talking about solving problems. Perhaps he was trying to tell us that there are various angles to every story.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.
The more you observe others, the more you'll learn about yourself.
If a man knows more than others, he becomes lonely.
That's the problem with great minds. They are perceived as eccentrics, but on the other hand, who wants to live mediocracy?
The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.
Maybe think about your overthinking, and you'll find a way to grow and enjoy your life. Out of all the quotes we chose, this one seems to speak the most. It's such a simple truth: you won't discover life, because it's not up to you. Give your mind a break, work on yourself, and other things will become less critical.
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you
We're all a bit crazy, and that's a good thing. No one is perfect, and we are merely slaves to some made-up norms!
In all chaos, there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.
It's important to comprehend that life is never black and white. We are all in shades of grey. You don't have to understand everything, but you should know that every action has a reaction, and it's never simply good or just wrong.
There's no way you won't learn a lot by merely reading, going through Jung's statements. And the more you observe, the more meaning they'll get. One of his best achievements lies in these lessons, which were and always will be open to interpretation.
Musicians have Mozart, Bach, and Lennon. We have Jung and Freud and Schopenhauer!