Self vs suppression

Hence the development of man into a self acquires a significance whose full implications have hardly begun to be appreciated, because too much attention to externals blocks the way to immediate inner experience. Were not the autonomy of the individual the secret longing of many people it would scarcely be able to survive the collective suppression either morally or spiritually.

  • Pg. 27, The Undiscovered Self – C.G. Jung, 9-780691-150512
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