Sam Keen

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I was over educated at Harvard and Princeton and was a professor of philosophy and religion at various legitimate institutions for 20 years before becoming a contributing editor of Psychology Today, a freelance thinker, lecturer, seminar leader, and consultant. I am the author of a bakers dozen books, a co-producer of an award winning PBS documentary, Faces of the Enemy. My work was the subject of a 60 minute PBS special Bill Moyers-Your Mythic Journey with Sam Keen.

Most recently, I've co-authored a new book with my son Gifford, entitled Prodigal Father Wayward Son.

When not writing or traveling around the world lecturing and doing seminars on a wide range of topics on which I am not necessarily an expert but a skilled explorer, I fiddle wi
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One of the hardest parts of writing Prodigal Father Wayward Son was figuring out how to organize all of the chapters ��� and which to keep and which to leave out.�� One of our early themes centered around epic fights we had had.�� This didn���t work out in the end, but here���s an account of one of our worst fights.�� Initially we each wrote our own version, and it wasn���t until later that we...

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“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
Sam Keen, To Love and Be Loved

“There are two questions a man must ask himself: The first is 'Where am I going?' and the second is 'Who will go with me?'

If you ever get these questions in the wrong order you are in trouble.”
Sam Keen, Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man

“Good men and good women have fire in the belly. We are fierce. Don't mess with us if you're looking for someone who will always be 'nice' to you. Nice gets you a C+ in life. We don't always smile, talk in a soft voice, or engage in indiscriminate hugs. In the loving struggle between the sexes we thrust and parry.”
Sam Keen, Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man

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