We can’t afford to be so complacent.
(A UK video but relevant for all.)
Some people buy a beautiful new dress, others a bottle of nice wine but I wonder what Sigmund would say about my recent purchase - a Sigmund Freud Action Figure. He’s about five inches high, in a grey suit with deeply creased trousers and holding a cigar. There’s not much action in this figure, his arms being the only thing that bend. The Father of Psychoanalysis was born on May 6, 1856 in what is now the Czech Republic. Although some believe that Freud’s explanations of human behaviour rely too heavily on sex, where woud modern society be without the Freudiean concepts of id, ego the Oedipus complex, and penis envy. As it says on the package that my little Freud comes in,”What would life be like if a cigar was just a cigar.”
“Isabella Beeton was no feminist. She contended that, ‘A good woman should be a good housekeeper, for the latter must possess one of the greatest of all virtues, namely, unselfishness. An utter abnegation of self is almost a necessity with the mistress of a household, for with her rests the question of the health and comfort, if not the happiness, of all its members.” (From “Mrs. Beeton’s Every Day Cookery and Housekeeping Book.”
I urge you to do the right thing ladies and gentlemen, abnegate your selfish desires and instead, read “Good Women Have Their Reward,” to be found on “A View From Outside the Box,” url: adialogue.