‘Following the Universe’ or ‘Freud and the Uncanny’

I’ve read once, I can’t remember where, that once upon a time, Sir Isaac Newton had a friend over for dinner. A friend who turned out to be quite intrigued by a horseshoe nailed to one of the walls. Not resisting his own curiosity, the guest asked the man who discovered gravity whether he truly believed the object could bring him good luck. To which the scientist replied: ‘Of course …

Anywhere the wind blows (version 2: it blows harder this time)

First appointment with the psychoanalyst. They sit down, face to face. After some small talk, the question arises: what did he expect from the analysis?

He didn’t really want many things to change. He only wished he were a bit more confident that one day he would not regret the decisions he had been making.

Can this confidence exist?

Yes, it can.

But would that be truly useful?

As a …

Pleasures and responsibilities

We try to rationalize everything before making a decision. However, that is where we get stuck. We weigh the pros and cons. But how much weight are we willing to give to those shivers down the spine?

My rational deliberation on whether or not to try and pursue a life outside the business world was probably completed years before the action was taken. To just keep going made no more…