Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meandering in thought . . .

Today is the birthday of Thomas Stephen Szasz ( born April 15, 1920), psychiatrist and academic. He is best known for his 1961 book The Myth of Mental Illness.

"In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined." - Thomas Szasz

"Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is." - Thomas Szasz

"It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish." - Thomas Szasz

"People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates." - Thomas Szasz

"The proverb warns that You should not bite the hand that feeds you. But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself." - Thomas Szasz

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