Carol Tavris

Carol Tavris

The difference between the Japanese and the American is summed up in their opposite reactions to the proverb (popular in both nations), "A rolling stone gathers no moss." Epidemiologist S. Leonard Syme observes that to the Japanese, moss is exquisite and valued; a stone is enhanced by moss; hence a person who keeps moving and changing never acquires the beauty and benefits of stability. To Americans, the proverb is an admonition to keep rolling, to keep from being covered with clinging attachments.More Carol Tavris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...As in all moral panics, an accusation is enough to destroy a person's life. Hysteria trumps evidence.More Carol Tavris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Rebels and dissidents challenge the complacent belief in a just world, and they are usually denigrated for their efforts.More Carol Tavris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
History is written by the victors, but it's victims who write the memoirs.More Carol Tavris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As in all moral panics, an accusation is enough to destroy a person's life. Hysteria trumps evidence.More Carol Tavris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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