In 1929 Sigmund Freud wrote his famous and truly remarkable book Civilization and Its Discontents. The latter term, in German, is “Unbehagen,” which means, literally, “uneasiness.” In any event, Freud pointed out that civilization is bought at a price. 722 more words
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One of my New Year wishes is to live with less regret. One small step for all of us is to practice self-restraint. Seldom are our first words our best…and thanks to social media, a whole nation is “shooting from the hip.” Thinking about what we say and how it affects others is an act of character and kindness. 49 more words
A certain young woman is reported to have practiced severe self restraint on her journey home from work this evening.
Witnesses claim to have seen the young woman sit down behind a slightly older woman. 95 more words