Too hot to go outside this afternoon so I finished reading a book by the psychoanalyst, Michael Eigen. The book is a transcript of three days of psychoanalytic lectures Eigen presented in Korea, 2007. The text kept my interest as it included questions and answers from the people who attended.
I wanted to share with you a tidbit from Day 2 and ask for your opinion:
“The mature person is one who can compromise, one who can lie, and one who can be flexible and not too hard on oneself for one’s failings.”
I was surprised at the part that says the mature person can lie. I didn’t want it to say that.
In your mind, does a mature person lie? Under what conditions? What other characteristics would you say a mature person has?
Thanks for letting me know. Your responses are helpful and appreciated.