Saturday, October 13, 2012

Quote of the Day (Carl Jung, on the ‘Sole Purpose’ of Existence)

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”—Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961), Memories, Dreams, Reflections, recorded and Aniela Jaffe, translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston (1967)

(Full-length portrait of Jung standing in front of Burgholzli clinic, Zurich, Switzerland, 1910)

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