Oh, well…

“Looking after children can be a subtle way of giving up.  They become the whole ones, the well ones, the postponement of happiness, the ones who won’t drink too much, give up, get divorced, become mentally ill.  The part of oneself that’s fighting against decay and depression is transferred to guarding them from decay and depression.  In the meantime one decays and gets depressed.” — Edward St. Aubyn, Mother’s Milk

5 thoughts on “Oh, well…”

  1. Jung got it so right when he said that children are influenced most by the unlived lives of their parents.

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