Quote by Sigmund Freud
A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.
This quote suggests that a certain level of neurosis, or mental distress, can be incredibly valuable for psychologists in their work. It implies that experiencing and understanding neurotic tendencies can drive psychologists to explore and address different aspects of the human mind. This may involve delving into deeper layers of the psyche, unraveling complex emotions, and finding effective therapeutic techniques. The quote highlights the importance of acknowledging and leveraging neurosis as a catalyst for psychological insight and growth.
Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.
Myths about the dire effects of genetically modified foods on health and the environment abound, but they have not held up to scientific scrutiny. And, although many concerns have been expressed about the potential for unexpected consequences, the unexpected effects that have been observed so far have been benign.