Adjustment and Mastery: Problems in Psychology

Adjustment and Mastery: Problems in Psychology

Adjustment and Mastery: Problems in Psychology

Adjustment and Mastery: Problems in Psychology

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A century of progress! The name is certainly appropriate for the last hundred years, especially in the fields of science and invention. The more you learn of the recent progress of science, the more impressed and even thrilled you become; and the more you reflect on our modern improvements the more you are amazed at the distance we have come in this short span of a mere one hundred years. And the end is not in sight. Science and invention are advancing at a more rapid pace than ever, and so accustomed have we grown to this advance that we fully expect to see it continue. We are less attached to the old ways than we used to be and more willing to adopt new ways and new ideas. To call a person progressive nowadays is to praise him, and the same with a town, a nation, or a century; for progress has become one of our great ideals. How then can anyone venture to raise the question whether progress is good for us?

When I was a boy, nothing was more exciting to me than to become the proud possessor of a new . . .

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