Civilization: A boon or curse?

Within the piece Civilization and its Discontents, Freud tries to highlight the different aspects within civilization itself that lead to humans being unhappy and dissatisfied with their lives. Freud points towards the fact of how civilization is built to tame the natural state of human, which he contends is driven Continue reading

What is happiness anyway?

Feud discussed many different forms of unhappiness and desire along with primitive needs throughout the article. Freud began by discussing how civilization and society is responsible for human misery. We are constantly trying to keep up with what is wanted and acceptable by society which in return causes us unhappiness Continue reading

Sigmund Freud’s “Civilization and It’s Discontents”: Is suffering a derivation of the search for happiness?

1. Sigmund Freud’s “Civilization and Its Discontents” is Freud’s take on the three main causes of human suffering and mankind’s inability to attain happiness: “superior power of nature, the feebleness of our own bodies, and the inadequacy of the regulations which adjust the mutual relationships of human beings in the Continue reading