Book Recommendation : On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers

On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy by [Rogers, Carl]

“I believe it will have become evident why, for me, adjectives such as happy, contented, blissful, enjoyable, do not seem quite appropriate to any general description of this process I have called the good life, even though the person in this process would experience each one of these at the appropriate times. But adjectives which seem more generally fitting are adjectives such as enriching, exciting, rewarding, challenging, meaningful. This process of the good life is not, I am convinced, a life for the faint-fainthearted. It involves the stretching and growing of becoming more and more of one’s potentialities. It involves the courage to be. It means launching oneself fully into the stream of life. Yet the deeply exciting thing about human beings is that when the individual is inwardly free, he chooses as the good life this process of becoming.”

-Carl Rogers

“This book changed the way I think about life, living it, and other people. I’ve heard people describe Rogers’ philosophy like this: people are like flowers, and given the right environment, sunlight, water and nutrition, they will thrive. This book is a combination of many of his essays and/or speeches, organized into sections that all relate to how his central humanist philosophy plays out in the way we live, and the way we deal with other people.”
– Jon Wilson

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