Sweet Freud

While waiting for Lokes to see the doc today (he’s got the last vestiges of the winter flu bug, poor guy), I read an interesting spread on the March 20th issue of Newsweek entitled FREUD IS NOT DEAD, which is in a nutshell, a feature on his still alive influence on the field of mental science today.

I’ve always been fascinated with psychology and the mysteries of the human mind, and to read about how one man’s bizarre theories, which have mostly been debunked so many times by so many people, can withstand the test of time.

It reminds me that even the craziest, wrongest, most presumptuous ideas can open the doors, in the next 150 years even, to the cleverest discoveries.

If nothing else, Freud opened our minds to the power of the subconscious/unconscious, and how our actions are oftentimes manifestations of our innermost desires and thoughts. It was the first, non-invasive, non-chemical step towards understanding the organ that is so much more than the sum of its parts.

Fascinating, no?

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