Gotta love psychologist hippies.

[Ed. note: You gotta love it even more when this is repeated in a grad class.]

Gestalt prayer

I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I.
And if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.

(Fritz Perls, 1969)

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4 Responses to Gotta love psychologist hippies.

  1. The Rebuker says:

    As long as we ignore all the genital mutilations, child soldiers, dictators who starve and oppress their people, terrorists, and genocide, then yes, Huzzah for Gestalt!

  2. David Baird says:

    Inspired by this, I checked out Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt_psychology). I have no clue how this relates to the Gestalt prayer or The Rebuker’s comment; But it looks like it has really interesting implications for computer vision 🙂

  3. E says:

    Actually, Fritz Perls started Gestalt Therapy, which also doesn’t have much to do with genocide, but also doesn’t mirror Gestalt Psychology exactly either…

  4. firewings says:

    This is exactly what we like to do here at Indecisive Peach, confuse and inspire.

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