Question: On one hand people find psychology very interesting today, but on the other hand, there is a growing resentment of it. What are the roots of this phenomenon?
Answer: People hoped that a new field of science that discovers our inner world, the inner mechanism that operates us, the nervous system, the internal balancing system, the cooperation between man and the world around him, would enable us to receive a quick, natural explanation that would help us feel comfortable in this world. But eventually, a person comes to psychologist who tells him that he needs a certain number of sessions, he needs to pay for them, to make certain efforts, and he doesn’t know what all this would lead to.
Besides, a person comes to psychologist when he is so tense that he naturally directs all his anger and frustration at him. Generally speaking, it is undoubtedly a great disappointment.
The psychologist isn’t the one to blame here. He is only trying to do whatever he can. I believe that most psychologists do not focus only on making a profit, but they also want to succeed, to see that their efforts really help.
But today they will not succeed in doing that. They have to change because a person needs to become an integral person, so naturally a psychologist should first practice this on himself and change, then he will succeed in his work.
From a “Talk on Integral Upbringing” 5/24/12