Monday, September 23, 2013

Money Wisdom #182

"The discontented animal is the neurotic animal, the animal with desires given in his nature which are not satisfied by culture. From the psychoanalytical point of view, these unsatisfied and repressed but immortal desires sustain the historical process. History is shaped, beyond our conscious wills, not by the cunning of Reason, but by the cunning of Desire."

Norman O Brown Life against Death - The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History (1959) p.16

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