Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dr. Ablow's which, I shout - BRAVO!

Great leaders and great political movements have a lot in common with the finest therapists and best psychotherapy:

1) They are relentlessly courageous about exploring that which might otherwise remain under cover—that which might otherwise be accepted as true without real inspection and understanding.

2) They practice a kind of quiet and reflective, yet insistent and intellectually piercing non-cooperation with liars and lies.

3) They are colorblind and blind to socioeconomic status. They see people as individuals with worthy thoughts and rich life stories, regardless of whether they are black or white, penniless or affluent.

4) They are non-violent, whenever any alternative exists, which it almost always does.

And finally, he states:
"The truth always wins—in public policy and in therapy."

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