Tag Archives: Erich Fromm

The Origen Of Neuroses: Erich Fromm

The scars left from the child’s defeat in the fight against irrational authority are to be found at the bottom of every neurosis. Erich Fromm Man for Himself The photograph of this statue of Caesar Augustus in Rome is copyright: … Continue reading

Posted in Quotation | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Listening: Erich Fromm

We listen to every voice and to everybody but not ourselves. We are constantly exposed to the noise of opinions and ideas hammering at us from everywhere: motion pictures, newspapers, radio, idle chatter. If we had planned intentionally to prevent … Continue reading

Posted in Prose | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Love: Erich Fromm

Immature love says ‘I love you because I need you’. Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you’. Erich Fromm 1900-1980 The illustration is copyright: EpicStockMedia via Shutterstock

Posted in Quotation | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adulthood and Childhood: Erich Fromm

Considering the increased perplexities of life, the fragmentary nature of our knowledge, the accidentalness of adult existence, the unavoidable errors that we make, the situation of the adult is by no means as different from that of the child as … Continue reading

Posted in Prose | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hyperactivity: Erich Fromm

Most people…imagine themselves to be immensely active while they are driven by the obsession to do something in order to escape the anxiety that is aroused when they are confronted with themselves Erich Fromm The illlustration is © Cartoonresource | … Continue reading

Posted in Quotation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hope: Erich Fromm

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime. Erich Fromm (1900 – 1980) The illustration is ‘Hope’ by George … Continue reading

Posted in Prose | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Paradoxical Logic

We go into the same river, and yet not in the same; it is we and it is not we. Heraclitus Paradoxical logic assumes that A and non-A do not exclude each other as predicates of X. It was predominant … Continue reading

Posted in Quotation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment