I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn't love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression.
People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change.
People don't just get upset. They contribute to their upsetness.
I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today.
Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it's conditional.
By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.
Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.
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