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Published on Jun 5, 2018
It can be deeply tempting to split people into two camps, those of the 'good' and those of the 'evil'. But in truth, no one - not even the worst sinner or purest saint - is ever either totally good or bad. We're all a perplexing mixture of the two. Maturity means resisting the urge either to denigrate or to worship excessively. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/8ZieLW Join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/tj6Pnv Download our App: https://goo.gl/CPq2g9
“If there is one generalisation to hazard about maturity, it is that it involves neither profoundly idealising, nor denigrating other people. But let’s begin with babies. The pioneering mid-20th century Viennese psychoanalyst Melanie Klein famously drew attention to something very dramatic that happens in the minds of babies during feeding sessions with their mothers…”