For the very first ever The Joyride (a regularly occurring feature that’s about inspiration and encouragement), I wanted to honor the grandfather of The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Carl Jung.
Who is he? Basically, he’s the guy who did all of the work to create the theory that the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is based upon.
Can you imagine being the person who found all of those patterns and made all of those observations into something systematic? #genius
Anyway, as I was finding quotes from him, I noticed that he totally tended to speak in 140-characters or less — the Twitter word limit. And maybe that just speaks to how prolific social media is that that was my first thought…
But really, it just got me to chuckling in my mind — thinking about Carl Jung, behind a screen, tweeting.
ANYWAY, regardless of the fact that all of these are totally tweetable, they’re also pretty packed with wisdom. Hope you enjoy and they also they give you something to think about!
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
w/o this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.
It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.