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Eric Berne, M.D. (1910-1970)

image Eric Berne was a Canadian-born psychiatrist best known as the creator of transactional analysis and the author of Games People Play.

Belching at meals or asking after another man's wife are each encouraged or forbidden by local ancestral tradition, and indeed there is a high degree of inverse correlation between these particular transactions. Usually in localities where where people belch at meals, it is unwise to ask after the womenfolk; and in localities where people are asking after the womenfolk, it is unwise to belch at meals.

        — "Games People Play"

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