Category: Psychology Today

From the May 1969 issue of Psychology Today, a…

From the May 1969 issue of Psychology Today, an editorial and drawing contributed by Charles Martin Jones.

“There is only me–and the rest of you. No one else looks out through these twin turrets…only me. All of you out there share this in common, you are out there and I alone am in here observing. Mother, teacher, head-hunter, whaler, daughter, lover, tramp, musician, all of you have this in common. You are not me, I alone. I lonely. I entirely. I exist within these walls. This is the one truth, the great and stark and magnificent truth of the matter. The matter is that I matter. Beyond this there is no need. Beyond this all is trivial. Because, indeed if I matter, then all else matters too.” –Charles Martin Jones