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The Shrink & The Sage: Independence

The truly independent mind does not therefore simply do what it wants: it understands what it should want, and why. To follow a whim is no more a proper use of one’s autonomy than it is to decide that 2+2=5. Such caprice is not the exercise of a self-regulated mind but an unregulated one; anarchy not autonomy.

Latest FT Weekend Magazine column (30/21 July)

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