Category: Empathy

It may be that trying to be happier is as futile as trying to be taller and therefore is counterproductive David Lykken and Auke Tellegen, Happiness is a Stochastic Phenomenon, 1996

It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again William James, Principles of Psychology, 1890
When I say that Professor Lindzey's left shoe is an "introvert", everyone looks at his shoe as if it were something the shoe was responsible for ... Don't look at that shoe ! Look at me: I'm the one who is responsible for the statement George Kelly, Man's Construction of his Alternatives, 1958
Probably a crab would be filled with a sense of personal outrage if it could hear us class it without ado or apology as a crustacean, and thus dispose of it. "I am no such thing, it would say; I am MYSELF, MYSELF alone" William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, 1902