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Did Sigmund Freud Contribute To The ModernCivilization?
Although civilizations don't form just like that, unlike the 'pocket civilizations'of the past, the formation of Modern Civilizations is much more complex. It hastaken centuries to form and there is no single entity, country, continent, orgender that has formed it. While in terms of gender, both sexes havecontributed, in terms of race, all races have done so. Similarly, severalrevolutions, ideologies, and personalities have contributed to its formation.Although it sounds strange, while even communism has contributed to itsformation, amongst the giant personalities, even Sigmund Freud has done so.It is true that world has changed so much since the days of Sigmund Freud,when he was a towering figure respected by many. Surprisingly, despite somuch of the prestige he had in his days, he is the only thinker who has beenderided by so much. Once labelled the 'Father of Psychology', now the NewYorker even debunks him as a thinker. As if the then feminists were muchahead of today's psychologists and reporters, they had criticised Freud a longtime ago. It is a different story that patriarchy refused to listen to the rantingof a few masculinised women, as the Freudians called them.Rebuked by feminists, then by all today, it must be mad to believe that Freudcontributed to the formation of the Modern Civilization. The simple answer tothis is the conundrum that the world was very different at the time whenFreud brought out his theories. He must be judged by the standards of his timeand the things he gave to the then world, not by today's standards.