@Rhyagelle thanks for the short stories! Gonna check them out. I’d also love those pictures – and I have a few book pictures to share as well, after you.
@hivefleetbothan I read anything by Freud, honestly. It’s depends on the topic picked by teachers/lectures/etc.
Right now we’re reading about the patient/psychoanalyst interaction and its implications due to transference. Not something I’d strongly recommend reading unless you’re familiar with loads of things beforehand – e.g. The unconscious (that’s how you refer to it, not that other term that came out of some guy’s ass 200 years ago and stuck around).
If anyone feels like giving Freud a shot and dunno where to start, chapter 7 of The Interpretation of Dreams (1899/1900) is where it’s at, to get the beginnings of his psychic map.
Make sure to get the Anna Freud translation. I also believe it’s public domain.
What later texts of his have you read, hive?
As for Jung, he’s way more fun to read, especially his lectures. Dude is funny as hell, even makes fun of himself, saying he knows people think he’s a kind of magician.
I don’t prefer one over the other, but Jung sure as hell must have been a funner guy to grab a drink with.
@DownwardConcept concentration is something you can develop, same as anything else. Look up “growth mindset vs fixed mindset”. I’m commuting so can’t link a read to you now, but basically, growth says people aren’t born with a set of predefined aptitudes, they develop them.
It’s what I believe in, but the alternative is also plausible, especially if you’re a big genetics junkie.
Thanks for the Anxiety book rec!
Lovecraft is awesome. My favorite of his is The Nameless City, the first of his I ever read. You ever read it? The first sentence is forever etched on my mind:
“When I drew night the nameless city, I knew it was accursed.”