I'll Try Anything Once
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Are You Coming or Going - Your Door is a Jar!
I'll Try Anything Once
Inspired by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)'s quote, "The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.". The titled responsion is...
Only if you're are middle-class European, well read and living between 1880 and 1920.
Inspired by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)'s quote, "The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind". The titled responsion is...
The royal road is a Roman reference transported to a time when Sigmund Freud drew much of his psychiatric conclusions from a select few paying clients; clients from the median class, dreaming for answers and looking for someone to blame.
Dreams have consistently been a wellspring of secret for me. I have consistently had clear dreams, loaded with rich symbolism, allegory and feeling. When discussing my fantasies to family, companions and partners, I have attempted to translate them, get them and pull separated their significance, sitting tight for them to uncover shrouded realities about me and my life, past, present and future. In any case, I am frequently left puzzling over whether my fantasies have any 'genuine' which means, or whether they are only a result of the everyday mental handling which is basic to the upkeep and support of our cerebrums.
Since the beginning, various societies have had various associations with dreams. For instance, in Europe during the medieval times, dreams were a wellspring of enticement or relationship with the villain. However inside Islam and Christianity dreams are viewed as perfect mediation. Neurological clarifications of dreams propose they help with memory development, critical thinking or are a result of arbitrary cerebrum actuation. While psychotherapists, for example, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Fritz Perls have zeroed in on the understanding of dreams and how they have a noteworthy and individual significance – the importance and motivation behind dreams have been bantered for days of yore
For me, both expertly and by and by, I consider dreams to be a method of preparing our everyday lives, just as giving us a brief look at our expectations, fears, wants and dreams – some of which may be hard to acknowledge or recognize in our cognizant existences. One of the speculations I find most intriguing is Freud's fantasy hypothesis which depends on his book, The Interpretation of Dreams (1900). The basic conviction inside Freud's fantasy hypothesis, is that fantasies can place the visionary in contact with parts of the self which are generally disguised during cognizant existence, imagery being of focal significance. Freud expressed that fantasies were the "illustrious street to an information on the oblivious exercises of the psyche" Freud (1900).
Freud's Topographical model
To comprehend Freud's fantasy hypothesis, we should initially comprehend Freud's geographical model of the psyche. Freud built up a geological model of the psyche, where he organized the brain into three distinct parts. The three theoretical levels inside the brain are:
- framework oblivious,
- framework preconscious and,
- framework cognizant.
Freud utilized the relationship of a chunk of ice to depict these three levels. First came the cognizant, which was above ocean level. At that point, underneath the outside of the ocean was the preconscious, and afterward beneath that was the oblivious at the most profound, least level.
The oblivious is accepted to contain a wide range of critical and upsetting material which is too taking steps to even think about acknowledging completely, and in this manner should be kept out of mindfulness. It is extremely unlikely of recognizing what is put away in the oblivious brain without the assistance of a psychotherapist, and comprises of wishes, dreams and wants, which are typically puerile in nature. This psychological cycle is picture like and totally counter-intuitive.
This subsection contains musings and sentiments that an individual is right now uninformed of, however which can undoubtedly be brought into awareness. It exists between the oblivious and cognizant. The preconscious resembles a psychological sitting area as it were, in which contemplations stay until they 'prevail with regards to drawing in the eye of the cognizant's (Freud, 1924, p. 306). Inside the preconscious, words can be connected to mental pictures, which would then be able to be accessible to awareness. In any case, for the oblivious material to enter the framework preconscious, it must go through a blue pencil. The assignment of the edit is to act like a support and to choose which contemplations can be articulated, and which ought not enter this stage, shielding the cognizant brain from troubling or difficult considerations.
The cognizant psyche is most likely the least demanding to comprehend of each of the three frameworks. The cognizant brain comprises of all psychological cycles of which we know about and is viewed as a hint of something larger. Another control lies between the preconscious and the cognizant psyche and has been alluded to as the "guardian of awareness".
Freud's Fantasy Hypothesis
Freud's geological model recommends that an allegorical control shields the cognizance from subdued wishes, wants and dreams. These curbed wishes are accepted by Freud to be childish in nature and are inadmissible individual needs or thoughts. Notwithstanding, during rest this cradle is debilitated, and restriction is undermined. In this way, puerile wishes channel through in a hidden structure since the edit is just incompletely ready and dynamic. These oblivious juvenile wishes, wants and dreams are intensely camouflaged to shield the visionary from uneasiness and empower the visionary to stay snoozing.
Freud clarified that there are two distinct sorts of substance inside dreams, the inert substance, and the show content. The inert substance is the hidden, oblivious emotions and contemplations. The show content is comprised of a blend of the idle considerations and the pictures being found in the fantasy. The idle substance permits our concealed considerations from our oblivious to be opened and in the end become cognizant.
“The task of dream interpretation is to unravel what the dream-work has woven.” - SIGMUND FREUD
As indicated by Freud, a cycle called "dream-work" (in German known as Traumwerk) empowers the visionary to stay snoozing and dream of camouflaged unfulfilled wishes and permits oblivious musings to be moved into awareness. This cycle of dream-work can be investigated to consider the show substance of the fantasy, with the goal that one can comprehend what the idle substance is attempting to pass on. Dream-work comprises of five sub-measures:
This alludes to the function of images in dreams where something shows up in a fantasy as a substitute for some other person or thing engaged with the desire.
This alludes to when a certain something or individual speaks to numerous things, and they have been consolidated into a certain something.
Thought of representability
This implies something is changed to have solid portrayal.
This is the place the fantasy is tied up to seem like an account or story, with the goal that it is consistent and worthy.
This is the place a person or thing goes about as an image for something different.
To Dream or Not to Dream?
In spite of the fact that Freud gives some helpful knowledge into the universe of dreams, for me his clarifications depend too intensely on his sexual hypotheses. I concur that fantasies are the imperial street to the oblivious and have inert and show content. Notwithstanding, I am hesitant to acknowledge that our fantasies are restricted to communicating the Oedipus and Electra buildings as Freud proposes.
At the point when I have investigated my fantasies, they in fact give off an impression of being intensely camouflaged in imagery and representation. My fantasies are typically woven with the day's occasions, and the occasions from quite a while ago, joined with a rich embroidery of blended feelings.
One of the most supportive and intriguing things I have done all through various times of my life is to keep a fantasy journal. The inquisitive thing about perusing back my fantasies, is that I can in any case envisioned those fantasies. I can recollect the emotions and sensations I felt in the fantasies, like I was encountering them direct. What's more, in some cases, I have an epiphany in light of the fact that my fantasy comprehends where I was during that time of my life.
I may at present not be any nearer to understanding the capacity or reason for my fantasies, yet for one thing I am certain my fantasies offer me something other than what's expected to my everyday reality. They offer me an innovative and inventive approach to associate with myself, which must be something worth being thankful for in this occasionally dark world.
Confusion is a Relative Reference
Ignorance isn't an excuse when we have education right in front of us. Technology haters can not deny that the internet may be our best and worst invention. Expand on this dichotomy.
My favorite poem is Anecdote of the Jar by Wallace Stevens
Anecdote of the Jar
I placed a jar in Tennessee,
And round it was, upon a hill.
It made the slovenly wilderness
Surround that hill.
The wilderness rose up to it,
And sprawled around, no longer wild.
The jar was round upon the ground
And tall and of a port in air.
It took dominion everywhere.
The jar was gray and bare.
It did not give of bird or bush,
Like nothing else in Tennessee.
Digitalized life has led to various modifications for the better as the internet has revolutionized everything, from the most demanding emotional and intellectual understandings to some of the banalest and run-of-the-mill aspects of existence.
Digital technology is so comprehensive today as to comprise almost everything. No product is manufactured today, no person makes any sort of movement, nothing is put together, evaluated, or transferred without some ‘digital technology’ being an essential part of it. That, in itself, speaks to the tremendous ‘value’ of digital advancements.
Not only can you monitor your health and keep your physician informed by means of data technology, but you can also attend and enhance the experience of graduate school programs. You can remain connected to school, family, and friends, which means the conversations and musings about the questions of the world do not have to stop just because you cannot physically meet someone or attend class. The availability of the internet has led to an exponential increase in entertainment and reading options due to new technologies.
You can have private communications with business contacts located worldwide, receive social media notices and emails from family members and their extended friends. In addition, the latest news and alerts from a plethora of real and accredited news publications (such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, and The Economist). All of this comes with little effort.
Perhaps that is both a convenience and a drawback. It sets the trend to be satisfied with the bare minimum because the bare minimum today incorporates much more relatively than it did in the past. That does not mean it’s enough; instead of settling to get by with the conveniences provided, we should be tapping into the unlimited resources available at our fingertips and moving towards a better understanding of the world. After all, history, cultures, science, and the ability to transact are now at our fingertips; all we have to do is type.
The Descent of Victoria Lucas
Inspired by Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)'s quote, "To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is the bad dream". The titled responsion is...
Sylvia Plath is perhaps one of the most famous poets in the world today. Her poems are so popular with people all over that it has even been made into a movie called "The Bell Jar." Sylvia Plath had one of the most famous careers that any poet has ever had in her short life.
In 1969, the novel was written under Sylvia Plath's identity, and everyone was listening to The Bell Jar as we were then in college, when everybody was reading The New York Review of Books, which was all about Sylvia Plath, and listening to her poetry. It was an instant sensation. But it wasn't until later on that people really knew about the book. It became a huge sensation in America, but didn't really reach out as far as other countries. It did however get some of the biggest accolades that it got, from the BBC and the New Yorker. After a while, it was made into a movie and then went to be seen all over the world.
The main theme of The Bell Jar is the story of a woman who finds herself in a dead baby's body after her first child died. The baby had died from something very serious, as Sylvia Plath said herself. However, she was able to make this baby more aware of his life and death, and she wanted to take him back into her life. Sylvia Plath herself never quite believed that she was dead. She just believed that she died of a broken heart. However, as she continued to write, she soon found out that there were other things happening in her life that could have happened to her, like cancer and Alzheimer's disease. The book also has a strong message about the need for a woman to be independent, to love herself and others before getting married.
Ding Dong, Steve Was Here!
Inspired by Steve Jobs (1955-2011)'s quote, "I want to put a ding in the universe". The titled responsion is...
What is a "Ding" in the Universe - never heard of Steve Jobs' famous quote, "I'd like to put a big ding in the universe." When I first heard it, I really did not know what a "ding" was, so I went online and looked it up - and was amazed to find out that it was a popular saying from the book, The Secret.
So the next question is, "What is the Universe?" The Universe is God, in a way. We live in a world where we believe in science, which is nothing more than a collection of theories and experiments. Science has nothing to prove its own existence - just a collection of facts and observations that scientists can point to and say they can prove them. However, we do have proof, and it is all based on scientific principles. The reason why scientists use the word "fact" is because they can go back and change anything they want to, and that includes the universe. If scientists were to use words like, "hypothesis", or "conjecture" - we would no longer have anything to go back to, and there would be no basis to change what we know.
Another way to explain the meaning of the Universe is Chinese philosophy. In the Chinese philosophy, they believe that everything is connected to everything else. Everything is connected to everything else, because everything is part of everything else. So for example, if you believe that the Universe is filled with energy, and the energy is constantly changing, and moving through space, then this belief can also be true. If you believe that your body has feelings, and that the feelings come from the Energy around you, then the Energy around you will also be influencing your feelings.
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