Why therapy?

The culture of therapy calls for some explanation, and there’s a new book out in England that claims it’s the natural consequence of the collapse of the Left. The Left claimed that everyone could get what he wants through social engineering. That turned out to be impossible, so a whole industry has grown up to help people live with their frustrations.

I would have thought it was more sensible to put human desires in a larger moral and spiritual setting, so that we’re not all stuck in a closed universe of desire, defeat, and unhappy coping, but it seems that’s not possible if you’re a secular modern for whom this world and human purposes are the sole realities.

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