21st Century: Query 175 (Sigmund Freud)
“The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.” ~ 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. Despite Freud’s assertion, are humans truly and fully civilized? Why or why not? At what point might a civilization fail? In the U.S., we currently have a president who constantly hurls insults at perceived enemies. At what point might his insults turn into weapons, perhaps starting a second civil war?