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If man is a being in search of meaning as Plato once said then I would suppose that man created civilization to pass the time until he finds all the answers There is a great deal of conflict and frustration to be found in the history of man I believe in the idea that history repeats itself over and over throughout the ages If this is so then mans progress is like an obese person getting liposuction the fat is gone but the bad lifestyle remains Mans progress is the illusion of mans advancement How is this so The best example I can use is war Napoleon said that war is the business of barbarians I absolutely agree True civilization would create true order not some deviant function that exists in the give and take power struggle of nations Sometimes it reminds me of two men in a bar that cannot agree or agree to disagree and so they go outside to settle their differences Thus civilization is created in this simple action The man who wins goes back into the bar and sets the tone for everyones dealings with him Everyone acts or reacts based on that tone To make sure no one has any questions about what tone to follow law is created Subjectivity and individuality are lost to conformity and order The search for meaning is now nothing but a search for the self Without the self man will never find meaning because meaning is only discovered when man learns to know understand and realize the means by which he tries to make sense of himself and others in the world My Analysis and Critique of the Freudian Theory of Culture Prior to my own theory there was Sigmund Freud and his theory Freud would say the search for meaning is a repression of instinctual impulses and demands for immediate satisfaction of primitive needs To reduce man to nothing but a biologically
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