Who is Rollo May

Rollo Reece May (April 21, 1909 – October 22, 1994) was an American existential psychologist and author of the influential book Love and Will (1969). He is often associated with humanistic psychology and existentialist philosophy, and alongside Viktor Frankl, was a major proponent of existential psychotherapy. The philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich was a close friend who had a significant influence on his work.As well as Love and Will, May's works include The Meaning of Anxiety (1950, revised 1977) and, titled in honor of Tillich's The Courage to Be, The Courage to Create (1975).


May was born in Ada, Ohio, on April 21, 1909. He experienced a difficult childhood when his parents divorced and his sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He was the fi...
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Ifinestquotes: "the turtle only makes progress when it's neck is stuck out" rollo may
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Upayazen: β€œit is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.” ~rollo may
Ellenvrana: "creativity is yearning for immortality." writer and psychologist rollo may invites us to bring emotion and vulnerability to the creative process and explains why isolation is key to unearthing our creative being.
Therandomfax: author robert may considered the names of reginald and rollo before he settled on "rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer."
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Le Vampire
 by Charles Baudelaire

Toi qui, comme un coup de couteau,
Dans mon coeur plaintif es entrée;
Toi qui, forte comme un troupeau
De démons, vins, folle et parée,

De mon esprit humilié
Faire ton lit et ton domaine;
-Infâme à qui je suis lié

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