Freud And The Unconscious

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Freud And The Unconscious

Freud was particularly interested in the psychoanalytic school of thought and the founder
of psychoanalysis. He believed that our unconscious minds are responsible for many of our
behaviors. According to Freud, he thought that there was a significant relationship
between slips of the tongue and what we are actually thinking. Today these are called
Freudian slips. Similarly he believed that we get information, like our fears and wishes,
out by just merely saying what comes to mind. He was able to tell a lot about people,
including their past experiences, how they were feeling, and what they wished and feared,
just by simply encouraging them to speak whatever came to mind.

In sitting down and tape recording myself speaking about anything that came to mind, a lot
of unconscious thoughts about myself were revealed. I noticed myself speaking of things
that I normally wouldn't have. For instance, I spoke of God, death, and negative things
about my friends. I also said a lot of stuff that really made no sense at all. An exact
piece of what I recorded myself saying was, "I don't care. That's just the way I am. I
don't give a shit. It's like… I don't know. Die. Maybe God will. Yeah… maybe. Ha.
Butterflies. Stand on walls, do that dance. Yeah… Buddy's cool. Stop. No. Eva. Duh.
She's… so fucking stupid. Ugh. Drink. Yeah right. Who cares? It's little."



I have to admit. Those were some pretty strange lines I was saying on that tape recorder.
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