More wisdom from Eric Berne

While I'm on the subject... He writes about 'making progress': for him this is not a good sign. It suggests that the patient (or should they be called clients these days - or perhaps passengers?) isn't getting any better, but is getting further dug in, bringing in lots of soft furnishings, cuddly toys and comforting food to make the hole they're in more bearable. It's a strategy, to be sure, but it doesn't get them out of the hole. I'm reminded of that song title: "Been down so long, looks like up to me".

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