Edgar Z. Friedenberg Quotes

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What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are.
— Edgar Z. Friedenberg

service how to live life

Human life is a continuous thread which each of us spins to his own pattern, rich and complex in meaning. There are no natural knots in it.  Yet knots form, nearly always in adolescence.


Adolescents often behave much like members of an old-fashioned aristocracy. They maintain private rituals, which they often do not really understand themselves. They are extremely conservative in their dress and tastes, but the conventions to which they adhere are purely those of their own social group; they try to ignore the norms of the larger society if these conflict with their own.