Author: Richard D. Chessick M.D.Ph.D.
In Freud’s view, human beings are beset by lustful and aggressive drives, confined by the superego and the demands of reality, reluctantly attempting to tame the drives and arrive at a compromise that would preserve as much drive satisfaction as possible. Only after years of childhood struggle do people shift reluctantly (as little as possible) from the pleasure principle to the reality principle. This shift is forced on them by the need to survive in civilization, leaving guilt and neurosis in its wake. Innumerable theoretical revisions and rereading’s of Freud have been offered in an attempt to get away from this basically pessimistic view of human beings, but the dismal course of human history keeps dragging us back to it.
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