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What Modern Psychologists think of Freud



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In Modern times Sigmund Freud's dream world has been played out in living rooms, theaters, and streets all over the world. What he did was clean out his overflowing cellar, and invited the world in to take a look. The cellar of the mind where we toss mental thoughts and 'non-mentionable' ideas and hope to never see them again. He called it 'id'. Nothing lay hidden in the deep recesses of his mind. What he did was open up for us the world of the unconscious that we were afraid to admit existed.

His ideas stand up well in today's world. And we can thank him for releasing us from the necessity of pretending to be lily-white in all aspects of our life. Even though we are slothful and unkempt and brazen, we are really much different from what the world was before his time. They were too, but they went to such lengths to disprove their natures and hide their infidelities, that they made pretense into a lifestyle.

Controversies surrounded him and still surround him. While he was alive he probably invited a lot of it, and again much of it contained the forbidden subject matter he dealt in. It still has not been laid to rest even today. He is often downsized by those who learned from him, but like their ancestors before them, most of them preferred playing the pretend game. They took his ideas and labeled it differently and made a name for themselves. Everyone, psychiatrist, psychologist and lay persons have learned from his whether they know about it or not.

And I admit, in some of his ideas he bordered on the ridiculous. But don't we all when we chase our 'id' into places it should not be seen? He would not have had such a time with the 'Oedipus Complex' had he been a more God-fearing man. Only people with their perspective elevated to a higher kind of love could possibly understand the difference between the kind of love a parent has for a child, or the pure love a child has for a parent,

He was right, but the problem arose because he brought divine love down to a human level instead of leaving it in the 'upper room'. Only up there can it be successfully dealt with. His problem is that he did not have a clear cut understanding of the difference between 'love' and 'sex'. They are not necessarily one and the same.

In one sense he makes more sense than do some of the other behaviorist conditioning experts. You first have to know what something is before you can program yourself out of it, or train yourself toward more wholesome living. What he lacked was God. Just think what great discussions the two would have had while carrying on experiments in the attic instead of his working alone in the cellar.

Controversy surrounded him while he was alive and working and it surrounds him today. He is often downsized by those who learned from him, but like their ancestors before them, most often preferred playing the pretend game. They took his ideas and labeled it differently and made a name for themselves.

And I admit, in some of his ideas he bordered on the ridiculous. But don't we all when we chase our 'id' into places it should not be seen? He would not have had such a time with the 'Oedipus Complex' had he been a more God-fearing man. Only people with their perspective elevated to a higher kind of love could possibly understand the difference between the kind of love a parent has for a child, or the pure love a child has for a parent,

He was right, but the problem arose because he brought divine love down to a human level instead of leaving it in the 'upper room'. Only up there can it be successfully dealt with. His problem is that he did not have a clear cut understanding of the difference between 'love' and 'sex'. They are not necessarily one and the same.

In one sense he makes more sense than do some of the other behaviorist conditioning experts. You first have to know what soemthing is before you can program yourself out of it, or train yourself toward more wholesome living.

What he lacked was God.Just think what great discussions the two would have had while carrying on experiments in the attic instead of his working alone in the cellar.

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