Monthly Archives: November 2011

Viktor Frankl and Excusing Evil

Viktor Frankl, a Viennese Jewish psychiatrist, who survived the holocaust to found a school of psychotherapy called “logotherapy” was born in Vienna in 1905, and died in 1997. I was recently alerted by a comment of Thomas Szasz, that Frankl … Continue reading

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Elephants, Trauma and the Ego

By ego, I mean egoism. As in: I own that elephant, she is mine. No, actually, she is not yours, nor does she belong to anyone but herself. So the idea of keeping an animal like that (of course I … Continue reading

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Bears r Us

“Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you.” This sounds like a fair fight, doesn’t it? Bears against humans; humans against bears. But if bears could talk they would be puzzled by this statement. “What are you on … Continue reading

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