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Friday, July 15, 2005

Quote of the Day: Inferiority Feelings

"The child has a natural feeling of inferiority, of being samller, of not being able to do many things. Help him overcome that feeing by conquering difficulties and achieving successes that allow him to have a good opinion of himself. Let him say: 'I can do it.'"

"A child who has not succeeded in a task pays dearly for his failure in his feelings about himself. We must help the child deal with his inferiority feelings..... People will not take action because of a fear of making a mistake, a fear of failing. The person may feel bad, but he fears that he will feel worse if he tries and fails. It feels safer not to move."

Sophia de Vries

(From a tape-recorded interview with Henry Stein.)