04 dezembro 2018

“Homosexuality Is ... Nothing To Be Ashamed Of” Said Freud

Freud was wrong about almost everything. But he had a couple redeeming qualities, among them that he did not consider homosexuality an illness or something to be eradicated. Which was extremely ahead of his time. In 1935, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud was contacted by a worried mother. She was seeking treatment for her son, who was apparently gay. Freud believed that all humans are attracted to both sexes in some capacity. So he responded with the following letter of advice:

Dear Mrs [Erased],

I gather from your letter that your son is a homosexual. I am most impressed by the fact that you do not mention this term yourself in your information about him. May I question you why you avoid it? Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation; it cannot be classified as an illness; we consider it to be a variation of the sexual function, produced by a certain arrest of sexual development. Many highly respectable individuals of ancient and modern times have been homosexuals, several of the greatest men among them. (Plato, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, etc). It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime – and a cruelty, too. If you do not believe me, read the books of Havelock Ellis.

By asking me if I can help, you mean, I suppose, if I can abolish homosexuality and make normal heterosexuality take its place. The answer is, in a general way we cannot promise to achieve it. In a certain number of cases we succeed in developing the blighted germs of heterosexual tendencies, which are present in every homosexual in the majority of cases it is no more possible. It is a question of the quality and the age of the individual. The result of treatment cannot be predicted.

What analysis can do for your son runs on a different line. If he is unhappy, neurotic, torn by conflicts, inhibited in his social life, analysis may bring him harmony, peace of mind, full efficiency, whether he remains a homosexual or gets changed. If you make up your mind he should have analysis with me — I don’t expect you will — he has to come over to Vienna. I have no intention of leaving here. However, don’t neglect to give me your answer.

Sincerely yours with best wishes,

Freud

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Oração da Noite para dormir em paz

Querido Deus, te agradecemos o seu amor e o cuidado especial que você tem por nós, assim como agradecemos esta noite e pelo dia que acaba de terminar. Sou grato pelos momentos de caos e os momentos de silencio, pois, todos os momentos nos ajudam a amadurecer e aprender.
Obrigado por nossa criação, inclusive com nossas falhas pois foi com elas que você nos queria. Obrigado por sua proteção durantes dias e noites. Perdão por nossos erros e falhas, mas são com elas que aprendemos. Obrigado por seu eterno amar, mesmo quando não acreditamos e desobedecemos ou quando lutamos contra ti. Nos ajude sempre a tomar o caminho certo, o seu caminho, Deus. Rezamos pelo coração de todos aqueles que não te conhecem e que não creem que são dignos de seu amor.
Abençoe minha família e te agradeço por todos os momentos que temos juntos e separados. Abençoe aqueles que amamos, sejam eles familiares e amigos. Obrigado pelo teto em nossas cabeças e pela comida em nossa mesa. Ajude-nos a fechar os olhos e sonhar com pensamentos pacíficos para que de manhã possa ver a vida com melhores olhos e estar descansado e pronto para o que for necessário. Mostre-nos como amar-te, confiar-te. Mostre-nos que você é amor e que você é fiel, Deus.
Boa noite. Obrigado Jesus, Amém.



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