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The better hope lies along a less negative path. Englightened minds are beginning to feel convinced of this, An acceptance of individual personality drives adjusted to essential principles of social harmony seems on the way. This envisages not a suppression or perversion of innate drives, but an acceptance of them under the condition that they be tempered within the requirements of social mutuality of interests. This necessitates a constant reappraisal of principles of social harmony, so that human behavior be no longer subjected to repressions dictated by the obsessive prejudices and standards of outworn eras. Much of the distortion and neurosis in contemporary personalities is directly attributable to the pressures of social standards unsuited to contemporary needs. Much legitimate, creative energy is driven underground by atmospheres of shame and guilt that invade the healthiest consciences because the vapors of ignorance and stale values are foisted upon them.

Creative Vision in Artist and Audience

Richard Guggenheimer

The art of life isn’t controlling what happens—which is impossible—it’s using what happens.

Doing Sixty & Seventy

Gloria Steinem

In science, as in art, the essential drive today is toward seeing whole.

Creative Vision in Artist and Audience

Richard Guggenheimer

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