Irvin D. Yalom

Irvin D. Yalom

M.D., is an author of fiction and nonfiction, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, an existentialist, and accomplished psychotherapist.
If people in their 20s had more death awareness, would that in fact temper their ambition or drive? My hunch is yes. It would certainly do something for those who are most ruthless, who tend to make others most miserable. Some sort of greater awareness of their own finiteness and what their time on earth really is, and what they really want to do with their lives, could help improve them.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The more unlived your life, the greater your death anxiety.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we look at life in its small details, how ridiculous it all seems. It is like a drop of water seen through a microscope, a single drop teeming with protozoa. How we laugh as they bustle about so eagerly and struggle with one another. Whether here, or in the little span of human life, this terrible activity produces a comic effectMore Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Psychiatry is a strange field because, unlike any other field of medicine, you never really finish. Your greatest instrument is you, yourself, and the work of self-understanding is endless. I'm still learning.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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