Be smart. Be brilliant.
Carl Ransom Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) was an influential American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology.
Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of
psychotherapy research and was honored for his pioneering research with
the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions by the American Psychological Association in 1956.
Among the things Carl Rogers has said, are:
In a person who is open to experience each stimulus
is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by
any process of defensiveness.
In my early professionals years I was asking the
question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would
phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which
this person may use for his own personal growth?
When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.