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Fear of Failure

Eddie Stimpson, Jr. University of North Texas Press PDF

Fear of Failure

Reader, if you recall, I've told you that we move from Ray

Haggard farm to Allen, and after about a year and a half we move back.

I'm at my sister Ruth home here in the outskirts of

Edgewood on her small farm. Its 1:00 A.M., and we just had a long talk about why we move, the hope and prospect we had after we move, and the disaster we fell into whin we move back where we left from.

Dad had been with Ray Haggard since he was twelve. In the early 1940s peoples began to get better jobs moving to town. Mule and horse field work were being replaced by tractor.

All the share crops earnings were use to pay back borrow money, and I suppose Dad look around and seen what was out side of his perimeters and realize, I got a famley to take care of and year after year I ain't got a penny, after the year of no borrowing money.

I can remember the sight on his face when he first tell us we moving-one that I'd never seen before. There were a sign of happiness in his slow gracious movement, the shy smile on his face, more like a grin, then a laugh. As he walk in the house, I heard him say, Millie, you and the kid come in here. I got some thing to tell you. Mom a little slow coming to the big famley room, thinking all the time, Some thing had bad happen.

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Legacies of Fear

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from Rodney King’s beating to Trayvon Martin’s death

ON APRIL 29, 1992, the Los Angeles Riots began. Thousands of people stormed the streets following the verdict that acquitted four police officers who kicked, Tasered and beat black motorist, Rodney King, within an inch of his life. The incident, captured on a video recording lasting roughly ten minutes, was beamed out on television screens across the nation. In the intervening days, tensions ran high between Korean American shop owners and African American patrons. By the time the Riots (or the uprisings or rebellions, as some prefer to call the events) came to an end, property damages totaled nearly $1 billion, fifty-three people had died, and more than 2,000 people were injured. The National Guard was deployed to occupy L.A., and U.S. Marines patrolled the streets enforcing a curfew.

Twenty-one years later, on July 13, 2013, millions of Americans watched their TV screens with baited breath, awaiting another verdict—the fate of a man, George Zimmerman, who had killed an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. The basic facts of the case were not so different from the circumstances that led to Rodney King’s beating, though Martin was nearly ten years younger than King was at the time of his accosting. And King survived his beating. Martin did not. Martin was on his way home when George Zimmerman began to follow him. Zimmerman told the police he had been following this “suspicious-looking” teenager. Martin knew he was being followed and told his friend, Rachel Jeantel, that the man might be some kind of sexual predator. Soon thereafter, Martin and Zimmerman confronted each other on the street. The confrontation ended when Zimmerman shot and killed Martin. This fact was not in dispute. During the trial, the critical question was whether or not there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Zimmerman acted in self-defense. The jury took the word of the confessed killer. Protests erupted across the country over the verdict. Activists, through banners, speeches, and song, pointed to a long history in the U.S. that has intertwined law-enforcement and race-based violence.

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CHAPTER TWO. Philosophy first, not first philosophy

Cope, Theo A. Karnac Books ePub

Psyche, soul, or mind

In order to orientate our thinking regarding psychology, as a logos of psyche, it is imperative that we embark upon a consideration that is philosophically grounded upon an expanded empiricism, rather than a metaphysical theory of psyche as a spiritual entity called soul, or of psyche as mind. Aristotle’s discussion of the psyche in his work De Anima set the psyche upon a foundation that later was used for metaphysical and religious purposes and subsequently conceptually demolished: this foundation was “first philosophy”, that is, metaphysics. Subsequent thinkers maintained this otherworldly foundation of the human psyche, translated as anima into Latin, thence as soul into English. Psyche is conceived to be a non-material reality that connected humanity to the spiritual realms. In Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and philosophies inspired by the same, psyche was discussed more as an entity that existed “between” spirit and body. The physical-biological dimension was considered only in that it was this dimension that was to be overcome—to be transcended by the spirit’s influence within the psyche.

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CHAPTER SEVEN. The complex and post traumatic stress disorder

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As indicated earlier in this work, the literature in the arena of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) provides ample supportive evidence for Jung’s complex doctrine. It is time to consider further this contention and provide some resources that bear on this theme. As mentioned previously, the concepts adopted in PTSD literature find resonance with that used by Jung. Additionally, in as much as some of Jung’s work was with clients who had been traumatized at a young age, we find similar episte-mological views being adopted. Finally, the factual data adduced in PTSD literature differs from Jung’s only in as much as it focuses upon the neurobiological level that Jung omitted. Many traumas occurring at young ages do not develop into PTSD symptoms until later life stages in as much as they are not overtly debilitating but are insidious.

If Jung’s complex doctrine has merit, the complex and the dynamic path of its action within the psyche must be considered in as much as post traumatic stress need not develop into PTSD. In either situation, complexes within the body-psyche reveal their effects in behaviours, patterns of relating, attitudes (self and other-directed), life styles, as well as dreams. The psychic intensity and physiology of the complex itself as well as the interference from the complex in normal daily life differ. In healthier persons, the complex arises less frequently while in PTSD it appears to dominate and subvert more aspects of psychological functioning and adaptability. The data in the arena of PTSD documents these facts cogently.

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Introduction: Fear of music

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“I was walking along a path with two friends—the sun was setting—suddenly the sky turned blood red—I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence—there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city—my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety—and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature”

(Edvard Munch, Journal, Nice, 22 January 1892)

Whether it was the volcanic eruption that burst from Krakatoa to leave a blood-red sky from 1883–1884, the scream of nature red in tooth and claw, or the dying agonies of God, the strange figure in Edvard Munch's famous painting presses its hands against its ears in horror and agony. The Scream is not just a single image created in 1893, of course, but a series of images produced between 1893 and 1910. It is a series of repetitions of the same image of profound dissonance with one's sonic environment. One of the most resonant images of the twentieth century and beyond, The Scream reverberates in aspects of culture from the exalted to the disposable. Among many other things, it is a powerful statement that the heavens no longer resound with the music of the spheres, but are rent by a primal scream that fulminates from the dawn of time. While in this muddy vesture of decay we cannot hear the harmony of immortal souls, and neither do we believe in them any more; we do sense an inhuman voice: a scream passing through nature, and the more we cover our ears against its background radiation, the more loudly it echoes throughout inner and outer space like cosmic tinnitus.

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