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25/06/2019

Dedication and Despair – Problems and Solutions

Human Wrongs Watch

By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

24 June 2019 (Wall Street International)* — People often seek psychotherapies to remove symptoms, to solve problems considered to be caused by the family, relationships, work, society, always thinking that one has problems and never that one is the problem or that the problems are constituents of his/her being-in-the-world as attitudes and behaviors.

Dedication or despair?
Dedication or despair? | Image from Wall Street International
Whenever a solution is sought, this can be done by dedicating oneself to the data, that is, the problematic structures, or by moving away from them in an attempt to clarify them.

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22/04/2018

Character – Strength and Debility

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

19 April 2018 (Wall Street International)* — Notions of character, temperament, vocation, nature, or finally previous situations that determine human behavior and motivation are a constant in the layman’s thinking and unfortunately also in psychological thinking. 
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«Heraclitus and Democritus» (1603), Rubens
«Heraclitus and Democritus» (1603), Rubens | Image from Wall Street International.
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Notions of character, temperament, vocation, nature, or finally previous situations that determine human behavior and motivation are a constant in the layman’s thinking and unfortunately also in psychological thinking.

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20/03/2018

Neurosis and the Human Condition – Despair and Realization

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

20 March 2018  (Wall Street International)* — Neurosis is not characteristic of the human condition, it is a relational datum, that is, it stems from the attitudes that the human being or the individual establishes with himself, with the other, the others, and the world – his/her relational contexts.
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«Prometheus Bound» (1847), Thomas Cole
«Prometheus Bound» (1847), Thomas Cole | Photo from Wall Street International.

Believing that neurosis – perceptual distortion or difficulty of adaptation – is part of the individual is psychoanalytic determinism; it is the idea that innate and unconscious traumas and biological characteristics determine our activities.

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06/07/2020

Chained

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

Discipline and dissatisfaction controlling daily life

Accepting rules and commitments that are only means and not ends in themselves makes the individual a link in the alienating chains
Accepting rules and commitments that are only means and not ends in themselves makes the individual a link in the alienating chains | Image from Wall Street International.

(Wall Street International)* — Accepting rules and commitments established in contexts that organize their validity corresponds to limits defining necessary functions. When these rules and commitments exist independently of the situations they regulate, when they exist to maintain other orders, they enslave and chain. Thus, being bound by commitments and rules makes the individual a link to alienating chains.

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24/05/2020

Man as the Center of the World

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

24 May 2020 (Wall Street International)*One of the most questioning and innovative results of the Illuminism – eighteenth century – was to place man (the individual) as the center of the world. This antithesis to the absolute – God – represented by its supposed signifiers – the Church, the royalty – opened new perspectives for the human, being later developed in a movement, an ideology, a social and legal legacy: the French Revolution. From then on, the motto “freedom, equality, fraternity” became the fundamental summary that guides the trajectory of the Western man. 

Charles Gabriel Lemonnier, Salon de Madame GeoffrinCharles Gabriel Lemonnier, Salon de Madame Geoffrin | Image from Wall Street International.

Man is then equal to his fellow man, nothing differentiates them: neither appearance nor origin or social position, and this equality reflects itself in the laws and possibilities of life.

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25/10/2019

Arranged Affections – Rented Sons, Daughters, and Relatives

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

24 October 2019 (Wall Street International)* At first I was appalled by the report of Piauí Magazine “Teatro Familiar – Alugar Parentes é um Negócio que Floresce no Japão” (Family Theater – Renting Relatives is an Emerging Business in Japan), but soon I realized the truism of the situation.

Japan is one of the main representatives of market capitalism
Japan is one of the main representatives of market capitalism | Image from Wall Street International.

This situation is banal and obvious from the point of view of the trajectories of market capitalism, in which everything is a product that can be consumed, but it is overwhelming to the extent of depersonalizing and reducing individuality to the condition of a mere representation of its institutional and affective pillars.

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25/07/2019

Control – The Illusion of Individual Freedom

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

24 July 2019 (Wall Street International)*Our societies and our daily life are characterized by the exercise of control in everything that is done. Knowing laws, understanding protocols and their consequences creates capacity to deal with the system. Great allies are found in the digital world. Google is a wealth of information that allows reaching everything, one just needs to know how to type.

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The illusion of freedom
The illusion of freedom (Photo from Wall Street International).
26/05/2019

Fear and Trembling – Masks and Images

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

24 April 2019 (Wall Street International)* Kierkegaard explained the sense of being masked, the use of disguise as something closely linked to the awareness of original sin. The experience of shame, according to him, led to the desire to dress, to hide nakedness. In this sense, for him, the mask was the shame of sin extended to the face itself.

Sacrifice of Isaac, Giorgio Vasari
Sacrifice of Isaac, Giorgio Vasari | Image from Wall Street International.

Not accepting sin, not accepting to have failed results from illusion, from pretending not to have failed, not to have fallen, not to have being corrupted by desires and temptations.

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25/04/2019

Intimacy – Being Completely There for the Other, for What Happens

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

24 April 2019 (Wall Street International)*Intimacy with the other, with contexts is what characterizes relationships regarding presence and the present.

Felice Casorati, Ragazza su tappeto rosso
Felice Casorati, Ragazza su tappeto rosso | Image from Wall Street International.

Perceiving the other and what happens through mediating referrals does metamorphose situations.

In the succinct, total moment, to be with the other, with what happens, is to have no mediating referrals. Direct contact is communication that allows for intimacy and familiarity. This encounter is to stand before, to perceive (know), which leads to categorizations, that is, recognitions that are significant and determinant.

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25/03/2019

Alienating Hedonism – Wishes and Bargains

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

24 March 2019 (Wall Street International)*Everything one wants or does not want is likely to be desired or rejected by the other. This is one of the contexts in which exchanges and relationships occur. The commercialization of goods and merchandise is always an exchange, usually made possible by money. The currency and the acquisition patterns allow the circulation of products and ideas in societies.

The-pleasure-of-tango

The pleasure of tango | Image from Wall Street International

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