“In unserer Kultur sind am erfolgreichsten die”, sagt Gruen, “die am meisten von ihren Gefühlen, von der Fähigkeit zum Mitgefühl abgeschnitten sind.”
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According to Freud, human beings are born with an innate tendency to destruction and violence; throughout his scholarly and clinical career, Prof. Gruen has challenged that assumption, arguing instead that at the root of evil lies self-hatred, a rage originating in a self-betrayal that begins in childhood
Mirror neurons are necessary for empathy are being formed. The pattern of over-adaptation is a common phenomenon that I observed in many science careers. Interestingly it is much less pronounced in top scoring scientists as over-adaptation would have kept them in the mainstream.