Quotation by Selma H. Fraiberg

If a child is "free of neurotic symptoms" but values his freedom from fear so highly that he will never in his lifetime risk himself for an idea or a principle, then this mental health does not serve human welfare. If he is "secure" but never aspires to anything but personal security, then this security cannot be valued in itself. If he is "well adjusted to the group" but secures his adjustment through uncritical acceptance of and compliance with the ideas of others, then this adjustment does not serve a democratic society. if he "adjusts well in school" but furnishes his mind with commonplace ideas and facts...then what civilization can value the "adjustment" of this child?
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