Friday, August 14, 2015

Who we are?

"The psyche is a historically determined individual relentlessly looking after itself. In some ways it resembles a machine: in order to operate it needs sources of energy, and it is predisposed to certain patterns of activity. The area of its vaunted freedom of choice is usually not very great. One of its main pastimes is daydreaming. It is reluctant to face unpleasant realities. Its consciousness is not normally a transparent glass through which it views the world, but a cloud of more or less fantastic reverie designed to protect the psyche from pain."

Iris Murdoch. 1970. The Sovereignty of Good. New York: Routledge.

Ah, summer days.

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