Arnon Grunberg



A discussion in Amsterdam with a psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst, an alternative to Super Bowl. I ended the evening with a quote from Luke Rhinehart's "The Dice Man":

"The purchase of psychology, they reminded me, was to decrease misery, increase productivity, relate the individual to his society and help him to see and accept himself. Not to alter necessarily the habits, values and interests of the self, but to see them without idealization and to accept them as they are."

Then I put the dice on the table and I asked my guests to put their lives in the hands of the dice. The psychiatrist appeared to be much more open to this than the psychoanalyst. The psychiatrist asked the dice: "Shall I give up my life as a psychiatrist and become an actor?"
The dice said: "Yes."

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