55 – Wilde, Blake, Marino

February 5th 2013

Short Story:  The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

Poem:  The Fly by William Blake

Essay:  Freud as Philosopher by Gordon Marino

“In short, if there were one wisp of wisdom that we could pluck from the mind of Freud it might be this: those who are unaware of their feelings risk becoming puppets of those feelings.”

” Freud more than once implied that what is fundamental to happiness is the ability to love and work; that is, to be able to invest in something other than yourself. In an age often daubed in Freudian terms as “narcissistic” and which, in part thanks to Freud, has come to deify the self, getting outside of one’s own orbit might be a wise and practical ideal.”

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