Freud oh Freud

Sigmund Freud is one of the most controversial names in history, stretching across many academic disciplines. In his work Civilization and Its Discontent, he says that civilization is a problem and that it makes us unhappy. And to have a smoothly running civilization, a system of government or some ruling Continue reading

Freud and Reality

In Civilization and Discontents, Freud argues that too much realization pain and suffering could cause an individual to reject reality and the world. This statement spoke to me because it shows that “ignorance is a bliss” might be a good way to go about life. Obviously I believe that we Continue reading

Was Freud Right?

When a government is repressive to human nature, they use force to control citizenship for political reasons, ultimately removing them from that side of society. Well, in this world there are many different government forms from democracy to communism, some are better than others, many work, and many fail. However, Continue reading


      In Sigmund Freud’s “Civilization and Its Discontents” the author explains his perspective by naming what seems to be tension by holding the civilization and individual. He asserts that this tension stems from the individual’s quest for freedom and to not conform to something and civilizations’ quest for uniformity and repression. Continue reading