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.
A sense of life meaning ensues but cannot be deliberately pursued: life meaning is always a derivative phenomenon that materializes when we have transcended ourselves, when we have forgotten ourselves and become absorbed in someone (or something) outside ourselvesMore Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I'm among men who don't agree at all with my nature, I will hardly be able to accommodate myself to them without greatly changing myself. A free man who lives among the ignorant strives as far as he can to avoid their favors. A free man acts honestly, not deceptively. Only free man are genuinely useful to one another and can form true friendships. And it's absolutely permissible, by the highest right of Nature, for everyone to employ clear reason to determine how to live in a way that will allow him to flourish.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Live right, he reminded himself, and have faith that good things will flow from you even if you never learn of them.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is wrong to bear children out of need, wrong to use a child to alleviate loneliness, wrong to provide purpose in life by reproducing another copy of oneself. It is wrong also to seek immortality by spewing one's germ into the future as though sperm contains your consciousness!More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Living safely is dangerous.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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