Friday, September 23, 2005

You are not your wandering uterus

First of all, yesterday was the Autumnal Equinox...happy Autumn everybody!

Today marks the anniversary of Sigmund Freud's death. With his psychoanalytic theory of the mind, he single-handedly perpetrated the Victorian era image of women as the weaker sex. Ladies, please, keep that uterus on a leash!

And it's the modern disciples of Freudian theories that make people dependent on psycho-analysts for years at a time, rather than applying other forms of psychotherapy that are actually empirically valid AND short in duration, requiring only months rather than years, to complete.

On the upside, Freud contributed greatly to the understanding of the mind and what it means to be human. Luckily, he inspired many OTHER people to test his theories and ultimately come up with their own, many of which actually make sense in terms of human behavior.

Okay, I think my Ego has had its rant now. Time to tend to the needs of my Superego and get some work done. After all, it's Friday and my Id will be pretty thirsty by quitin' time.


Playing on XM: Rodney Crowell

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm... I wonder what sort of role-playing character you could create based on Freud?

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  2. A very annoying one, I'm sure. He'd love to talk to a female sword-wielder...

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