"Rational argument can be conducted with some prospect of success only so long as the emotionality of a given situation does not exceed a certain critical degree. If the affective temperature rises above this level, the possibility of reason’s having any effect ceases and its place is taken by slogans and chimerical wish fantasies. That is to say, a sort of collective possession results which rapidly develops into a psychic epidemic."
by:
Carl Jung
Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology
Source:
book by C.G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self
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