On the meaning of fear. Verena Kast on optimism in difficult times
How bleak would our world be if all the things we currently fear were to actually come to pass? We have become accustomed to recounting the crises of this world to one another. In the process, we have almost entirely lost the ability to conceive that things can often times turn out better than we expect. All we need is something that is currently in extremely short supply: hope and confidence. The great utopian Ernst Bloch believed that hope has the potential to drown out fear. Swiss psychoanalyst Verena Kast cites him as well, to him, but above all to the ideas of C.G. Jung, in her reflections on the meaning of fear and the power of imagination: On the meaning of fear: How fears take hold and how they can be transformed. Mod.: Jürgen Wiebicke
Following his studies in German literature and philosophy, Jürgen … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.
Verena Kast, born in 1943, studied psychology, philosophy and… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.
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