“Yet a part of you still believes you can fight and survive no matter what your mind knows. It’s not so strange. Where there’s still life, there’s still hope. What happens is up to God.”
It seems so often the world we live in teaches us that we can be whomever we want, do what every we want, we just have to work hard at it. In this book, Karen Horney writes of the need to actualize the idealized self, that self that one wants the world to see gets prioritized over the so-important realization of the true self and the neurosis that arises as a result.
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