Good Old Neon - Pages 154 – 166 Summary & Analysis

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Neal, disappointed in Gustafson’s lack of insight, only continued attending therapy so that he could make Gustafson believe that Gustafson actually was helping Neal. Neal notes that in this way, Gustafson was benefitting from the sessions more than Neal was. One of the ways in which Neal managed this charade was by at first pretending to reject Gustafson’s diagnosis; Neal told Gustafson of many incidents in which he failed to be genuine and free of fraudulence. One example Neal gives the reader is when he joined a little league baseball team as a child. He enjoyed the sport at first, but he soon lost all enjoyment because he became focused solely on performing well so that others would like him. Neal also told of the time that he joined a church located in Naperville, Illinois in order to find fulfillment, but he...

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