Who, then, will blame her for hesitating?
Do not most men prefer to rest on their laurels rather than get into a hopeless conflict as to whether they shall or shall not make history?
In the end it boils down to this: is one prepared to break with tradition, to be “unhistorical” in order to make history, or not?
No one can make history who is not willing to risk everything for it, to carry the experiment with his own life through to the bitter end, and to declare that his life is not a continuation of the past, but a new beginning.
Mere continuation can be left to the animals, but inauguration is the prerogative of man, the one thing he can boast of that lifts him above the beasts.
~Carl Jung, CW Vol. 10, para 268