Sigmund Freud: The Views Of The Human Mind And Psychoanalysis

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The mind is a beautiful gift that human beings possess and use to form oneself through memories, emotions, and interactions with other people in society. It is through the mind that human beings interpret morality, a sense of what is good and what is bad, usually learned in early childhood from their parents, culture, and society. These moralities, and rules that have been taught from century to century, became embedded into these minds which create a more civilized being, and a more civilized society. Our consciousness has been altered throughout history to make us a specific type of social being that can be controlled and suppressed. However, the human mind is a large complex system that contains different levels of perception, including …show more content…
Psychoanalysis is a psychological therapy developed by him to treat patients with neurosis or mental disorders. In this therapy both the conscious and unconscious minds are being investigated through free association. With these associations, Freud is able to examine the pattern of words that could give meaning of the repressed fears and conflicts. In his book Five Lectures on Psychoanalysis, Freud mentions that a person 's experiences and memories are never lost and always stored deep in the mind. However there is a force that prevents them from becoming part of the conscious mind. Our experiences as children shape the way our conscious mind thinks. Even though most childhood memories could be unconscious, they do link to the way man thinks and behaves. Freud also mentions that human beings have a natural aggression, an innate madness that becomes suppressed by society and culture. Human beings are never happy in society, because they are restricted to act and behave in a certain way. Freud thinks that these strictures are necessary by society to produce social cohesion and for the functioning and advance of civilization. The human mind has been trained for centuries to act in a civilized manner. The fear of external authority and the superego prevents the innate madness of man to be released. Society has to constantly find ways to sublimate human aggression. Sublimation is a way …show more content…
In the past few years we have seen devastating headlines about horrendous killings, massacres, and aggressive riots that happen in different parts of the country. It is sad to see families and friends lose a relative or close one to a man whose natural aggression had taken over. The question that arises is what causes these aggressions to happen in this country every few months? Who is there to blame for the deaths of all these innocent people? It all comes down to the ideas of Sigmund Freud and how society has to find a way to sublimate and repress man’s aggression. Our society today has an exceeding amount of freedom that allows man to slip between the broken cracks of society and cause devastating destruction. The Bill of Rights contains the first ten amendments that allows man to have the freedom of speech, the freedom to protest, and nonetheless the freedom to bear arms. The second amendment became the most controversial topic of the twenty first century, because of the recent killings that took place. The second amendment gives, “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, and shall not be infringed."(Second Amendment. Cornell Law, n.d. Web) People possess guns for two main reasons, to protect themselves and their families, and to kill and cause tremendous devastation. Our country and the Bill of Rights gives the American people,

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