“There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection.” C.G. Jung
Carl Jung and many others have pointed out that we have hidden, unconscious or half-conscious depths of our psyches, with thoughts, feelings and impulses we think are “bad” or “unacceptable” – that we may be offended by and actively ignore, deny or try to cover up.
Making good use of all this isn’t a matter of freely acting on our urges or fantasies, of course. There are jails for people who do.
But this inner landscape can be a source of personal growth and creative expression.