The Rocks, Yamba NSW
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"He who cannot bear doubt does not bear himself. Such a one is doubtful; he does not grow and hence he does not live.Jungian philosophy in perfect timing it would appear. In very plain terms I understand that Jung is saying to trust yourself because on this earth who else is there but yourself in real terms. In order to not be swayed by fools one must listen to more than just the words, one should look at the fruits of another person's life and see if their words match up to the evidence (their life).
Doubt is the sign of the strongest and the weakest. The strong have doubt, but doubt has the weak. Therefore the weakest is close to the strongest, and if he can say to his doubt: "I have you," then he is the strongest.
But no one can say yes to his doubt, unless he endures wide-open chaos. Because there are so many among us who can talk about anything, pay heed to what they live.
What someone says can be very much or very little. Thus examine his life. My speech is neither light nor dark, since it is the speech of someone who is growing."
Silence is a response, but it's not always a "no". It's not always "go away" - sometimes it's "I don't know what to say" or "I can't give you what you want right now" or just an overwhelming sense of guilt or confusion. Sometimes it's disrespect. Sometimes it's stubbornness or being very, very hurt. Sometimes it's disinterest. Sometimes it's just "I can't" instead of "I won't".
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