Merry Christmas everyone !
In his excellent book 'The Examined Life' (Vintage Books, 2013), Stephen Grosz, a practicing psychoanalyst, gives a penetrating analysis of Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' and what causes Scrooge to change. 'Scrooge doesn't change because he's frightened - he changes because he's haunted. We can be frightened of changing weight, but that alone probably won't cause us to change our diet. Haunting is different. It makes us feel - makes us alive to - some fact about the world,