"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Drive, She Said.

Jackie slid a large hoop earring into each of her earlobes, and threw back her long, wavy brunette hair, as if she were readying herself for a job interview. She wasn’t of course. In fact, she was only headed out to do the week’s grocery shopping, a mundane task that she disliked as much as she disliked some of her clients. Jackie knew that shopping was a necessity--especially if one is to eat--- just as she knew that some clients would inevitably be unlikable.

Even though she was not a Freudian--- in fact she was far from it---Jackie nonetheless liked and had long-remembered that one of her favorite quotes was by Dr. Freud, “A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.”

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