Lessons Learned ~XIII~

Dear Herr N.,

Nobody can set right a mismanaged life with a few words.

But there is no pit you cannot climb out of provided you make the right effort at the right place.

When one is in a mess like you are, one has no right any more to worry about the idiocy of one’s own psychology, but must do the next thing with diligence and devotion and earn the goodwill of others.

In every littlest thing you do in this way you will find yourself.

It was no different with X.

He too had to do it the hard way, and always with the next, the littlest, and the hardest things.

Yours truly,

C.G. Jung

20 February 1934


~ Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, p 144

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