emotional/psychological realism

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The School of Life has its critics. A chief concern is that they can be simplistic in addressing emotional/psychological issues. But a virtue is that they have a realistic perspective about the human condition . . . about our proclivities, our feelings. For example, about marriage. We’re all neurotic to some extent (and in idiosyncratic ways), so in one aspect marriage is like being tethered to a neurotic in a three-legged race. The School of Life points out how that can be hard to deal with. Going in to it with a realistic perspective can help.

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Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).