The Origin Of A Person’s Thoughts

Quote: “The greatest mistake of individual psychology is the premise that a person thinks…

“It isn’t the person who actually thinks but his social group. The origin of his thoughts isn’t in him but actually in the social environment he lives in, in the social atmosphere he breathes. This is the only way he can think according to the influences of the social environment he lives in which are concentrated in his mind.”
—Professor Ludwig Gumplowicz (1838-1909), Principles of Sociology (1885),   economist, lawyer, one of the founders of European Sociology

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  1. From what environment does a person’s thoughts come if they are all dark, harmful, and bitter…AFTER having(almost?)began the path?

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