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"Thinking is Difficult, That’s Why Most People Judge"


David Webb (Owner, writer & host of All-About-Psychology.Com)


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I've always loved this quote and like many people believed it was from Carl Jung; but it turns out that he never actually said it. However, he did say Thinking is difficult, therefore let the herd pronounce judgment!, which may explain the misappropriation. Jung's similar quote appears on page 46 of 'Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies', first published in English in 1959 and later included as part of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung - Civilization in Transition - Volume 10.


This is just one of many misattributed quotes out there. For example, did you know that there is no evidence to suggest that Sigmund Freud actually said "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." We shouldn't be too surprised though because as Abraham Lincoln points out "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity." ; )






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