STEINBECK AND ED RICKETTS ON SELF-ESTEEM

Once Ed said to me, “For a long time I didn’t like myself.” It was not said in self-pity, but simply as an unfortunate fact… “Then gradually,” he said, “I discovered with surprise and pleasure that a number of people did like me. And I thought, if they can like me, why cannot I like myself? JustContinue reading “STEINBECK AND ED RICKETTS ON SELF-ESTEEM”

ED RICKETS ON THE NAIVETÉ OF ADULTS

From “About Ed Rickets” by John Steinbeck: “Adults, in their dealing with children, are insane,” he said. “And children know it too. Adults lay down rules they would not think of following, speak truths they do not believe. And they expect children to obey these rules, believe the truths, and admire and respect their parentsContinue reading “ED RICKETS ON THE NAIVETÉ OF ADULTS”