• An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.

    Carl Gustav Jung, Herbert Read, Michael Scott Montague Fordham, Gerhard Adler (1953). “The Collected Works of C.G. Jung: Psychology and alchemy”