What came first? The chicken or the id?

In my unconscious mindwhat will I find?A depth of perception?A constant reflection?Or something far more benign?Below a thought's surfacewill I find a purpose?(How different are my thoughts that those of a porpoise?)Deep in my innerswill I find a child?or something more freewheeling, randomized, wild? During medical school, aside from being taught that Sigmund Freud's theories … Continue reading What came first? The chicken or the id?

I am almost never right: a doctor admits how he thinks

One of the principles that drives my curiosity is that the first and second (and third) thing I think is likely wrong.  Driving past this insecurity into a confident stance of ignorance is hard.  At the foundation is accepting my failures is using them as a springboard toward my next magnificent failure.  When I am … Continue reading I am almost never right: a doctor admits how he thinks

The one-eyed psychoanalyst

"In the land of the blind," it's said, "the one-eyed man is king."  Psychoanalysts have a long history of trying to convince people that they are blind and they need a one-eyed king to see into the depths of their unconscious.  They probe patients for clues into the depraved condition of their upbringing.  They interpreted … Continue reading The one-eyed psychoanalyst