It is said that whenever a friend reported enthusiastically, “I have just been promoted!” Jung would day, “I’m very sorry to hear that; but if we all stick together, I think we will get through it.” If a friend arrived depressed and ashamed, saying, “I’ve just been fired,” Jung would say, “Let’s open a bottle of wine; this is wonderful news; something good will happen now.”

-Robert Bly, Iron John: A Book about Men, p. 74

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