A Quote by William C. Menninger on absence, anxiety, creativity, experience, fear, freedom, giving, learning, maturity, profit, reality, satisfaction, and serenity

In positive terms, we can state that psychological maturity entails finding greater satisfaction in giving than in receiving; having a capacity to form satisfying and permanent loyalties; being primarily a creative, contributing person; having learned to profit from experience; having a freedom from fear (anxiety) with a resulting true serenity and not a pseudo absence of tension; and accepting and making the most of unchangeable reality when it confronts one.

William C. Menninger

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