In 1973, Dr. James Clark Moloney, an elderly psychiatrist who was my neighbor at La Giralda apartments in Guadalajara, introduced me to the concepts of the human robot. Human robots are people who have become machines, as a result of their conditioning from infancy on. Most of the horrors of our time can be traced to their roots in the ways in which we abuse our children.Denying the breast leads to oral fixations such as alcoholism, smoking and overeating. Abusive toilet training is reflected in constipation, compulsive neatness, miserliness. Keeping children in cribs and nurseries increases anxiety. These distortions increase consumption as well as submissiveness to authority.
Forgiving your parents is a crucial step in giving up neurotic patterns. This becomes easier when you see them as ignorant and trusting victims of social and economic forces beyond their ability to perceive or comprehend. This is a book that may change your life for the better, as Dr. Moloney's books changed... More > mine.< Less