Friday, February 27, 2009

My man Freud

So I was hit the other day with some great philosophy, now don't get me wrong, I hate philosophy. I've never been able to understand why it matters how someone else thinks. See I'm very much into the concrete, real stuff, i've never gotten that when reading some theory of philosophy. That was until earlier this week. 

So my man Freud came up with the theory and basically it describes my life, read on.... 

So Freud says, I'm paraphrasing of course, that people desire love. When they find something they desire they want to own that, in a sense control that. They want to be the master, not only of that feeling, but of that person or thing, depending on what it is of course. So the problem we run into is when this thing, or person can't be controlled. So instead the desirer starts treating the desired  badly, pushing them away and acting negatively for them. 

Here's an example, think back to when you were in middle school and someone liked you. What did that boy do? He punched you. 

Theory proven. 

Why can't everything be that easy.... or obvious? I find it oddly funny, even ironic, that my life fits into his little theory this well. Who knows, maybe I'll turn to the dark side that is philosophy....  


Brian said...

Hi Yeslek :-D This is Brian Friesen. I happened upon your blog thing, which I enjoy reading very much. Please don't be creeped out. I have one too, which you can read. Actually I think my mum is the only other person who reads it. Mine, I mean.

Sarah said...

Freud was also the one who thought that deep down we want to kill our moms for marrying our dads because there's this awkward sexual tension and desire for our dad's attention.

Paraphrasing of course...maybe we can ignore that aspect of it. I like what you focused on though!

Brian said...

Michael's wife is a real person! Who knew?? Even now, something like 5 months after their wedding, there are days when I wake up and think, "Holy crap, Michael's married?" But besides that, my life is very uncertain at the moment. I gradulate in a few months and I'm waiting to hear back from graduate schools (in physics). In about 3 months I'll probably be far away from here, but I don't know where that will be.

Et tu?

Brian said...

Portugal is way cool! I assume you will be at some schweet university there or something?

I didn't really plan on moving far away for graduate school. It just worked out that way. I applied to the U. of Florida, U. of Washington (in Seattle), U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U. of Chicago, and U. of Oklahoma. Now I'm just waiting to hear back from them all. Which is the worst thing ever, by the way.