Every protective self deception is a crevice in our psyche with a little demon lurking in it, ready to become an episode of unexplained anxiety when life threatens. The self deceptions which are designed to protect us from pain actually end up delivering more pain. We fortify our deceptions to protect them from the natural corrections of daily life.

Roger L. Gould (contemp.) American author, psychoanalyst, sociologist
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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