self-control

I know I’ve removed it from it’s context, but I liked this statement:

“…when self-control is defective, something else is defective: there is arrested self-development. Hence, the correction of these defects should not be experienced as the “treatment of an illness,” but, rather, as the rekindling of growth and development of one’s self.” ~ Moshe Feldenkrais

Ref: (emphases in blue bold mine) (I need to check pagination) Moshe Feldenkrais ‘Bodily Expressions’ translated from the French by Thomas Hanna, pp. ? in Ed. Elizabeth Beringer (2010) Embodied Wisdom: The Collected papers of Moshe Feldenkrais. Somatic Resources: San Diego.

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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