Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices. (Jean-Paul Sartre)
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Albert Ellis


(1913 – 2007) An American psychologist who developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). He is generally considered to be one of the originators of the cognitive revolutionary paradigm shift in psychotherapy and the founder of cognitive-behavioral therapies. He also founded and was the President of the New York City-based Albert Ellis Institute for decades. Also he was considered as the second most influential psychotherapist in history (1st - Carl Rogers; 3rd - Sigmund Freud). Prior to his death, 'Psychology Today' described him as the “greatest living psychologist”.

I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn't love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression.
I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public.
If something is irrational, that means it won't work. It's usually unrealistic.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.
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