Fritz Perls

The idea of Gestalt Therapy is to make paper people to real people, to make the hollow men of our time come to life. To teach him to use his inborn potential, and to have a center. This sounds demanding, even presumptuous, but I believe it is now possible.

— FP

In previous decades, we lived for what is right. He did his job whether or not he liked it. Society was regulated by shouldism, by Puritanism, like it or not. Now the social milieu has changed Puritanism has given way to hedonism. To live for fun and enjoyment sounds like an improvement, and it is. Except that we have become phobic toward pain and suffering. We cannot be whole if we avoid what is hurt and damaged within us. We must be willing to feel pain if we are to heal and grow.

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