Saturday, December 10, 2016

Everyone Wants to Change the World

Comments on a Facebook post

Sylvie Imelda Shene: He is wrong. Mothers and fathers unresolved childhood repression harm children, just as Alice Miller wrote in her article The Ignorance or How we Produce Evil:

"Every dictator torments his people in the same way he was tormented as a child. The humiliations inflicted on these dictators in adult life had nothing like the same influence on their actions as the emotional experiences they went through in their early years. Those years are “formative” in the truest sense: in this period the brain records or “encodes” emotions without (usually) being able to recall them at will. As almost every dictator denies his sufferings (his former total helplessness in the face of brutality) there is no way that he can truly come to terms with them. Instead he will have a limitless craving for scapegoats on whom he can avenge himself for the fears and anxieties of childhood without having to re-experience those fears."

Laura Camp Tell it like it is!! Awesome post!

Sylvie Imelda Shene: Yes, Alice Miller tells it like it is, based on facts and evidence, but very few people want to hear it and everyone just wants to change the world without looking at the root causes -- without dealing with the root causes everything we do will just be a superficial and temporary fix --- and this is why humanity remain endless stuck going from one extreme to the other.