Mediocrity is no answer to violence. In fact, it probably invites violence. At least the mediocre and the violent appear together as in the old Western movies - the ruffian outlaw band shooting up main street and the little white church with the little white schoolteacher wringing her hands. To cool violence you need rhythm, humor, tempering; you need dance and rhetoric. Not therapeutic understanding.
Source: Hillman, James and Michael Ventura, We’ve Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the Worls’s Getting Worse, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1993.
Contributed by: pj