Posted by: Ibrahim | 18/06/2010

OF HUMAN BONDAGE

In our Counseling Course, we had to learn Sigmund Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis. I still remembered the moment when we’re being exposed to Oedipus complex (unconscious sexual desire for parent). We were so overwhelmed by its ridiculousness. However, we had not been taught that it was alright to say “NO.” What we did was living dual personality by memorizing the theory while doubting its relevancy and truth.

So, few weeks ago I happened to read Dad’s old book title “Psychology and Muslims dilemma”. The author revealed the shocking news that the theory was not approved by most psychologists. And from my research, I just knew that Freud was a Jewish, and he was, apparently, the only person who suffered such mental disorder!

Now, I wonder how come such theory was explicitly taught (read: burdened) to us, when we could possibly focus on the reliable ones? When was the last time our syllabus being reviewed, by the way? What if some of us have been ‘convinced’ by the shallow theory? I think that’s why people are throwing their babies (they’re afraid to be seduced by their own blood). Just kidding.

OF HUMAN BONDAGE is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham

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  1. u’re rite bro…

    sorry to say we’re learning for the sake of exam and not enjoying what we are learning.

    i myself started reading those books wen the exam is around the corner.

    u shud watch this Hindi movie, “3 idiots”. It’s basically the same thing that I’m talking about…


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