Missing Out In Praise of the Unlived Life

Missing Out In Praise of the Unlived Life

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Missing Out is a meditation on reality and opportunity by Adam PhillipsAll of us lead two parallel lives the life we actually live and the one that we wish for and fantasise about And this life unlived the one that never actually happens the one we might be living but for some reason are not can oc ...more

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Adam Phillips is a British psychotherapist and essayist.

Since 2003 he has been the general editor of the new Penguin Modern Classics translations of Sigmund Freud. He is also a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.

Phillips was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1954, the child of second-generation Polish Jews. He grew up as part of an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins and describes his parents as "very consciously Jewish but not believing". As a child, his