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Apr 6 2009

Motivational quote: "Error is just as important a condition of life as truth." -Carl Jung

Thought #1: I really wanted to just rip this quote as being just wrong. But I realized something: Jung is, to a certain extent, right. A portion of how we understand truth is by knowing what is false. And we learn from errors, oftentimes better than from being right.

Thought #2: The other thing he's doing is affirming that there is such a thing as 'error.' Not everything is right. Now, I only took General Psychology, so I don't know the finer points of Jungian Psychology, except that he's influential enough to have his own branch of a science. He may not have really thought that way, but we're dealing with this one quote. Error is real, you can be wrong.

Thought #3: Error as a condition of life is important, and approaches balancing with truth. But truth is, God is bigger than error, and a balanced dualism is not the state of the universe. Ultimately, God wins.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, let me not praise You as the crowds did that day in Jerusalem, but let me not fail to exalt you either. give me the strength to let my whole heart freely praise while my life is used for your glory.

Matthew 28:6 ->One of the great 'told you so' moments in Scripture. Risen, just as He said! I think the angel might have considered throwing 'duh' on there! Every thing He said is true. Remember that.

Matthew 28:7 ->Angels only provide the message they were given. That the angel said He was going to Galilee doesn't prevent the Sovereign Lord from showing up in Jerusalem.

Proverbs 6:30-31(NLT) ->Even need doesn't prevent punishment for crime.

Proverbs 6:1-5(NLT) ->Don't risk your credit, or your credibility, for others. Especially when you don't have experience with what they're going to use it for!

1 Timothy 3:15 ->The church is the pillar of truth. The support, the upholding, the standing example of truth in our culture. Nothing else should come close to what the church demonstrates.

1 Timothy 3:15 ->You would think Timothy would know how to conduct himself, he's traveled with Paul! He had been through trials, been through a lot of the highs and lows. So this admonition? That everyone needs a reminder, and that inspired Scripture always has something to say.

Moving toward the Horizon,


  1. Believe me, you're VERY glad you didn't have to study Jung! Thanks for processing through this quote. I was about ready to blast it too (although that might be simply because I DID have to suffer through studying Jung!)

  2. We did a little bit of Jung in Dr. Wight's Gen Psych. I was able to pass it based on the Chicken Joke Study System.

    The Carl Jung answer to 'Why did the chicken cross the road?' included the word 'gestalt' and some other keywords, that allowed me to get him right most of the time.


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