Karen Horney, Self-Realization, and Neurotic Culture

What happens to the self-realization drive stunned by neurosis? First of all, the true self-realization never occurs. As Horney puts it, instead of actualizing the true self, such individual will strive towards actualizing their false self – the mask the



The Optimal Mental Diet [Video]

You are what you eat. Can the same be said about consuming information?



Beyond The Boundaries of our Mind

We tell stories to ourselves about who we are, how the world is, what we experience. We must do it otherwise how else could we understand the world? However, because we are attached to these stories, we are not in the world but inside our heads. As a resu



The Misanthrope as a Disappointed Idealist

To truly understand the misanthropy, we must first understand what has led someone to arrive at this place of disappointment and resentment. What is it exactly that the idealist expected to experience and achieve before turning into a misanthrope? Since t



Living with No Regrets

Regrets come in various shapes and sizes, or are avoided all together if we choose to never look back. However, even if we do decide to never reflect on our past, it doesn't change the fact that we are shaped by our past experiences and deeds.



Blade Runner 2049 from a Jungian Perspective

This carefully crafted film provides us with a number of lessons and messages. The first and foremost, rebellion leads to transformation. Rebelling on the personal level increases one's agency where we are free to follow our impulses, hunches, beliefs of



The Psychology of Internal Conflicts

Internal conflicts offer a tremendous opportunity to grow and to learn about alternative ways our life can play out. However, it is up to our ability to distance ourselves from what we know and feel, step outside the linear thinking and look at our confli


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