NEUROSIS: OUR PARODIXICAL REALITY
Great post that hits the nail on the head in regard to culture and its generational power over neurosis. Ever since Durkheim’s “On Suicide” we recognize the power of social forms to create personal problems, why not extend it to neuroses in general?
The power and meaningfulness of paradox is embedded in the unity of its own greatest contradiction: Paradox is something that reveals and conceals at the same time. But this could also be a definition of reality itself. Reality is something that reveals and conceals and hence, reality has a paradoxical nature.
It is certainly true of the reality propagated by the System. The System reveals and conceals. Watch the nightly news and that which is unveiled is at the same time concealing just as much information, if not more. In the same way, at the same time that we discover things we also repress our awareness of other things. Concentration opens our eyes to minute details by blurring the forms around it. This is not a contradiction but rather a paradoxical reality.
To find another example let us examine the psychological or psycho-pathological state of our society and consider…
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