The social doublebind game can be phrased in several ways:
The first rule of this game is that it is not a game.
Everyone must play.
You must love us.
You must go on living.
Be yourself, but play a consistent and acceptable role.
Control yourself and be natural.
Try to be sincere.
Alan Watts on society
The poetic image is a sudden salience on the surface of the psyche.
What do they think? We’re all on a baseball team?
Willem De Kooning on group mentality