Albert Ellis (September 27, 1913 – July 24, 2007) was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed rational emotive behavior therapy. He held M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and American Board of Professional Psychology. He also founded and was the President of the New York City-based Albert Ellis Institute for decades.
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Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.
I hope to die in the saddle seat.
People don't just get upset. They contribute to their upsetness.
By not caring too much about what people think I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.
In the old days we used to get more referrals because people had insurance that paid for therapy. Now they belong to HMOs and we can only be affiliated with a few HMOs.
As a result of my philosophy I wasn't even upset about Hitler. I was willing to go to war to knock him off but I didn't hate him. I hated what he was doing.
If something is irrational that means it won't work. It's usually unrealistic.
Most people would have given up when faced with all the criticism I've received over the years.