James Matthew Barrie wrote Peter Pan and a number of other plays and novels. He also had insightful things to say about the struggle to live an authentic life.
The Struggle for Authenticity in the Second Act is a brief article based upon some of Barrie’s ideas:
“To step back into the sphere of human being demands something other than therapeutic technique, objective evidence, and curative power. It requires the inspiration of art. All great art worthy of that description calls us to see the world and ourselves more clearly. The bibliotherapeutic impact of the work of JM Barrie rests in its ability to unnerve the shallows of life and to resuscitate the struggle back to authenticity”. Read the article below: