Sigismund (Sigmund) Schlomo Freud was born on May 6, 1856 and died on September 23, 1939. According to Wikipedia Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.
I am a firm believer now in talking about ones emotions. I’ve been in therapy or counseling since what seems like forever. I am very grateful for all of the guidance counselors that helped guide me through school and listened and helped me through some very difficult times that I had. When it came to transition to therapists I think I fought them at first because I felt it wasn’t my idea to be with that particular person to talk to and disliked some of them because I didn’t trust them or didn’t feel that they were helping. As an adult I’ve had more control in choosing my therapists and agree there has to be trust built up to be able to feel comfortable opening ones self up to release what we consider our demons. They are traumatic experiences that we went through, had some did to us and they are monsters and if one doesn’t talk about those things I feel it definitely comes out and perhaps that’s the vicious circle that creates the monsters that bullies us, that murders, rapes and does other things. I’m not excusing those monsters because those monsters didn’t deal because they’re weak and couldn’t face their demons. So I agree with Freud that unexpressed emotions come out uglier.
I am not going to pretend that I’ve studied any of the people that I choose for everyday quotes or that I know what that person meant or was thinking. It is my interpretation of what I think they meant or how I view what it meant to me. Having said that the second quote about forgiveness or forgiving someone for everything (in Freud’s words) they’ve done than Freud says they’re done for. I don’t think he meant that the person dies but maybe it speaks to forgiveness of everything, when one is able to forgive perhaps the unforgivable things it may be one of the last things that one does. Forgiveness for me has been something I have struggled with, depending on what I’m forgiving like the man that raped me, the girls that raped me, the monster narcissist that murdered Dexter and Luna… I have yet to forgive them for these things. One of the girls and the man that raped me are dead. He committed suicide in front of his wife and she had an aneurysm. Now that they’re not alive to be a threat in my life to me it has helped ease my mind but I don’t think I have forgiven them as of yet. It’s not as if I feel if I forgive them I’ll be done for but maybe it will take me the rest of my life to figure out how to.
Our memory as ironclad as we might think it is when it’s exposed to trauma, the trauma brain can fracture memories causing errors and when we can put those fractions together we can uncover the truth and get to the bottom or heart of the issue.