Hey Anon88

Nice touch that one, when you wrote, of Esther Perel: "She has some interesting nuggets of thought, but she also seems like kind of a hack who came up with some slightly original ideas and people glommed onto it".

What an incisive, prescient and trenchant description of one of the bigwigs in her field. The author of the post, Dr Sarah Hunter Murray is obviously another hack for talking of Ms Perel, "another bigwig", in the same breath as Dr John Gottman, and referring to her book as groundbreaking.

I am exquisitely reminded yet again of a profound quote by yet another hack whose ideas I have glommed onto. As Oscar Wilde famously hacked it, he wrote:

“Criticism is the only reliable form of autobiography.” It tells you more about the psychology of the criticizer than the people he or she criticizes.

Astute professionals can formulate a viable diagnostic hypothesis just from hearing someone criticize".

I thoroughly enjoyed your criticism of Esther Perel. I have astutely formulated a viable diagnostic hypothesis of ..... myself, in response to you but patient confidentiality proscribes me from divulging any of the salient information, other than acknowledging that I, too, am a hack.

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