"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether
the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism."
Carl Gustav Jung
(1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology
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 -- joanne, belfast      
It's always the "True Believers" who cause all the trouble.
 -- jim k, austin tx     
    Jung did turn to his treatment of alcoholics with religious experience as a last resort. Bringing about AA. He also observed the importance of religion to the individual, and how the state as with Germany became the god, and practiced Threskeia religion, marginalizing the individual. Bringing about the demoralizing of the people and the eventual fall of Hitler's Germany. Jung's take on idealism is another issue.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
    bad for who ? "Every" is a very limiting term. Who's measuring standard is here defining "bad".
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    An idealism of mine is freedom and liberty with justice for all, at natural law. In the back of my mind, the ringing aphorism says "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Well said Mike ! Thus sayeth the " Amen "
     -- Ron w13, Or     
    Should we not start our journey to mental health on a positive note and ask simply, what is mental health?
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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