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Existential Psychologist Rollo May on Freedom and the Significance of the Pause
Existential Psychologist Rollo May on Freedom and the Significance of the Pause

“Freedom is the capacity to pause in the face of stimuli from many directions at once and, in this pause, to throw one’s weight toward this response rather than that one.”

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Love and Will: The Great Existential Psychologist Rollo May on Apathy, Transcendence, and Our Human Task in Times of Radical Transition
Love and Will: The Great Existential Psychologist Rollo May on Apathy, Transcendence, and Our Human Task in Times of Radical Transition

“In every act of love and will — and in the long run they are both present in each genuine act — we mold ourselves and our world simultaneously. This is what it means to embrace the future.”

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Freedom and Destiny: Rollo May on the Constructiveness of Despair and the Vital Difference Between Happiness and Joy
Freedom and Destiny: Rollo May on the Constructiveness of Despair and the Vital Difference Between Happiness and Joy

“Joy … follows rightly confronted despair. Joy is the experience of possibility, the consciousness of one’s freedom as one confronts one’s destiny… After despair, the one thing left is possibility.”

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