Quotation by Alice Miller

It is unlikely that someone could proclaim "truths" that are counter to physical laws for very long (for example, that it is healthy for children to run around in bathing suits in winter and in fur coats in summer) without appearing ridiculous. But it is perfectly normal to speak of the necessity of striking and humiliating children and robbing them of their autonomy, at the same time using such high-sounding words as chastising, upbringing, and guiding onto the right path.
Alice Miller (20th century), German psychoanalyst and author. For Your Own Good, "Poisonous Pedagogy," (trans. 1983).
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