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Paul Watzlawick

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The belief that one's own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.

— Paul Watzlawick

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A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that, purely as a result of having been made, cause the expected or predicted event to occur and thus confirms its own 'accuracy.'

— Paul Watzlawick

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The counterpart of the suicide is the seeker; but the difference between them is slight.

— Paul Watzlawick

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This is the secret of propaganda: To totally saturate the person, whom the propaganda wants to lay hold of, with the ideas of the propaganda, without him even noticing that he is being saturated.

— Paul Watzlawick

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Radical constructivism, thus, is radical because it breaks with convention and develops a theory of knowledge in which knowledge does not reflect an 'objective' ontological reality.

— Paul Watzlawick

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The suicide arrives at the conclusion that what he is seeking does not exist; the seeker concludes that what he has not yet looked in the right place.

— Paul Watzlawick

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Paul Watzlawick (July 25 1921 – March 31 2007) was an Austrian-American family therapist psychologist communications theorist and philosopher. A theoretician in communication theory and radical constructivism he has commented in the fields of family therapy and general psychotherapy. He was one of the most influential figures at the Mental Research Institute and lived and worked in Palo Alto California until a cardiac arrest at his home in Palo Alto caused his death at the age of 85.

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