In this period of troubles in the world, I am particularly aware of how much I take for granted. An example is taking for granted that my life is not directly disrupted by a war. Oleksii Lemeshchuk’s interview in this newsletter reminds me of how quickly life can become a struggle for life itself. In that context, I tend to wonder about the importance of my contributions to society as a psychotherapist. It is encouraging to read that psychotherapy has an important role in helping both individuals and society in a time of war. In keeping with that theme, Silvia Bernardi and Glauco Valdivieso have written an important commentary in this newsletter on “The role of psychodynamically informed therapy in complex socio-political realities” in which they elaborate on Otto Kernberg’s reflections on malignant narcissism and group processes. I encourage you all to read it.