Darwin and Freud

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Darwin and Freud Darwin and Freud have their own ideas about different issues on human behavior. Using supportive evidence to show how each author think human behavior is really like. Darwin believes humans have a purpose in life by finding food, reproducing and avoiding being killed before being able to reproduce. When humans were first on earth they lead a Nomadic life. Nomadic lives are basically hunter and gathers. The community travels together and follows the herds as they move from water source to water source. The community only makes what they need for they have to pack everything quickly and be able to keep traveling. Hunting and gathering takes up all their time not allowing time for new inventions and technology. Eventually communities were able to establish permanent communities near a body of water. As time progressed inventions were made to help improve everyday life and tools to help with the labor doing everyday work. The human behavior is to stick together in order to survive. Darwin talks about the struggle for existence. Natural selection is crucial to human behavior. Charles Darwin said, “Natural selection acts exclusively by the preservation and accumulation of variations, which are beneficial under t Continue...


No other males are allowed to mate and during mating season the males fight to see who is the dominate male. How many times when we get angry do we feel like folding up a chair and smashing over their backs Freud said, "Human life in common is only made possible when a majority comes together which is stronger than any separate individual and which remains united against all separate individuals (Uncovering 135). Justice and aggressiveness go to together. Marketing says my product is better than the other company. Capitalism creates the need to be aggressive, in order to take out the opponent and wanting to achieve higher than the rest. Freud said, "Sensations of a pleasurable nature have not anything inherently impelling about them, whereas unpleasurable ones have it in the highest degree (Uncovering 59). Unpleasurable moments are the ones humans try to forget about and pretend they never happen. Europeans had no problem because there bodies were already immune against the diseases. It is like a wolf pack, it has a dominate male in the group. A light of deeper understanding is able to be viewed establishing an unsuspected relation among groups that previously been disconnected. It is because their mouth has the most nerve endings to feel and the most sensitive part of their body. Human behavior is the natural wanting to overcome other races, thinking there race is superior. The aggressiveness thinking wants to protect private property with fences, bars and burglar alarms to keep intruders away. Freud said, "In abolishing private property we deprive the human love of aggression of one of its instruments, certainly a strong one, though certainly not the strongest; but we have in no way altered the differences in power and influence which are misused by aggressiveness, nor have we altered anything in its nature (Uncovering 137).