Monday, 16 November 2015


Civilization is a most expensive process and its acquisitions have been paid for by enormous losses, the extent of which we have largely forgotten or have never appreciated. (CW 18, PAR. 473) 1961

As any change must begin somewhere, it is the single individual who will undergo it and carry it through. The change must begin with one individual; it might be any one of us. 
Nobody can afford to look around and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself. As nobody knows what he could do, he might be bold enough to ask himself whether by any chance his unconscious might know something helpful, when there is no satisfactory conscious answer anywhere in sight. Man today is painfully aware of the fact that neither his great religions nor his various philosophies seem to provide him with these powerful ideas that would give him the certainty and security he needs in face of the present condition of the world. (CW 18, PAR. 599)

Carl Gustav Jung

Source:The Earth Has a Soul, C.G. Jung on Nature, Technology & Modern Life; edited by Meredith Sabini Ph.D; North Atlantic Books, Barkley, California (2002) page 114 and page 168

Context: Opinion, Kenan Malik (The Guardian 15.11.2015)

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