Death or Discomfort?

This piece in Taki’s Magazine shows that dreams can reveal meaningful truths about oneself, but the introductory reference to Freud is perhaps the most interesting part:

His work has always seemed to me more like soothsaying than science, which perhaps explains its popularity in the 20th century, with its need for pagan mystics masquerading as rationalists. Neither the plausibility nor the persuasiveness of Freud’s speculations accounts for his influence on so many intelligent and well-educated people for so long; rather it was the convoluted implausibility of his speculations that attracted them. We all like to be in on a secret not comprehensible to others.

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