Children who are not encouraged to do, to try, to explore, to master, and to risk failure, often feel helpless and inadequate. Over-controlled by anxious, fearful parents, these children often become anxious and fearful themselves....
Powerlessness is an excruciating pain; it is torture insurmountable.
Thinking can only serve to measure out the helplessness of thought.
He was agitated for some reason that he could not name. (page 35)