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“All Civilization Needs”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.


The very essence of the work of the psychoanalyst George Frankl:

  1. all children are born loving
    and 2. human nature is essentially good.

I could quibble a little as to whether the child is born already in fear, but I do sincerely believe – who could doubt it? – that the fetus is love.

And so is the mother.

All that our civilization needs – and it does need it increasingly desperately – is for the pregnant mother to so see her baby – and herself.

And this she will when she so sees her own mother.


Mothers & Mothering,