Search Results for “Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos”

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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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

24/02/2019

Origin, Beginning and Causality

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

24 February 2019 (Wall Street International)*Wassily Kandinsky used to say that everything starts from a dot. He simplified, or forgot, that a dot is an intersection of lines.

Wassily Kandinsky's dots
Wassily Kandinsky’s dots | Image from Wall Street International.

Kandinsky’s statement emphasizes ideas of beginning, of origin, of causality. When one thinks of beginning, of start, one looks for origins, for causes of the existing.

Discovering the beginning is the great question of science, it embraces every idea of creator and creature, referring to an absolute, an explanatory cause of everything.

Where does the self begin? When does the world begin? What is the cause of great passions and unfulfilled, interrupted encounters? What is the abysmal instant that collapses perspectives, the point responsible for change, for the contingent continuity that creates intersection?

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27/01/2019

Escape, Evasion of Pains and Failures – Drugs and Addictions Are Often an Escape from Reality, a Way to Protect Oneself from It

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By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

24 January 2019 (Wall Street International)* When the present is perceived as threatening, we deal with it in a presentified and structuring way, or we deal with it through filters – fears, desires, anxieties, values -, losing autonomy, generating conflicts, experiencing everything as unbearable in the family, school, at work, among friends or in intimate relationships.

Drugs and addictions are often an escape from reality
Drugs and addictions are often an escape from reality | Photo from Wall Street International.
By going beyond what is perceived, beyond reality, by not integrating limits, the individual creates displacements, evasions that are expressed in symptoms, isolation, and addictions (licit or illicit drugs, work, sex, food, social networks etc.).
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