Thinking can only serve to measure out the helplessness of thought.
He was agitated for some reason that he could not name. (page 35)
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.