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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The Chicken Coop

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 dec

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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

“Burnout is nature's way of telling you, you've been going through the motions your soul has departed; you're a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system.”
Sam Keen, Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man

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