Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Thought for the Day

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.  When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner."  I don't try to control a sunset.  I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

Carl R. Rogers

15 comments:

Suze said...

This made me slowly smile and say out loud, 'Wow. That's cool.'

(Li'l play by play, there. Srsly, I love this.)

Tamago said...

Oh I love this quote!

angryparsnip said...

Lovely !

cheers, parsnip

susie said...
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Antares Cryptos said...

:)

Kerry said...

Very nice.

Stephanie said...

That's a nice philosophy!

Jay said...

Perfect. Now teach me how.

Laoch of Chicago said...

suze, it is.

tamago, me too.

ap, :-)

susie, I think it is a good metaphor.

ac, :-}

kerry, indeed.

stephanie, it is. I always thought Rogers was very well adjusted and liked his books.

jay, well, Rogers was a very famous psychologist at one time. So you can read his famous book,
On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy Paperback
by Carl Rogers.

http://www.amazon.com/On-Becoming-Person-Therapists-Psychotherapy/dp/039575531X

He can certainly explain it better than I ever could.

Geo. said...

Laoch, I don't remember where I read it, who wrote it, but you got me recalling a scrap of poetry:"My love of autumn sunsets is part of loving you." Thanks.

Way Out Wear said...

What a wonderful and poetic quotation

Sara Louise said...

Very true!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

What a great quote!

Laoch of Chicago said...

geo, nice.

wow, I think it is nicely stated.

sl, indeed.

susan, I agree.

dbs said...

Yes, unfolding. It's really unfair to not allow people time to unfold.