Posted by Sigismund on July 14, 2007, at 18:17:23
In reply to Re: Inherited Sorrow » Sigismund, posted by DAisym on July 14, 2007, at 11:28:38
>It is known as cultural grief and the most extensive studies have been done on Jews and American Indians.
And it is happening terribly to Aboriginal people in Australia. A decade or two ago they felt it neccessary to hang themselves in jail because of that grief. Now that I think about it, the impatient reaction to that would have fulfilled their expectations. They have discovered other ways of destroying themselves now.
I really do feel that there is one big mind and we share in it, that our psychological existence as individuals and the area in which we say 'this is me/us' is more or less arbitrary. This sounds crazy, I know, but anyway is the sort of thing I have been thinking about for much of my life. A lot of our assumptions and theories these days come from our very individualistic society.
Now that is an interesting subject.
As is self inflicted wounds, but that belongs in Politics, given the way we divide things up.