ari-6 wrote:"Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." This saying actually has a name I think. Something "edge". I wish I could remember.
There ya go, that's it.
This is my guide when it comes to figuring anything out, not just the comics. You judge as much of the situation as you can, consider facts, and then draft up the theories. Some would argue that this method of thinking would only create one logical way of thinking, and diminish others. That isn't the case as the evidence can at times produce multiple theories, such as the bomb in PpGD, the division between PpGD and GT, Jr's father, and the feedback theory of Mimi which occurs when Jr kissed Minnie. The limiting factor is the facts, that's it. Once you wander away from the facts and begin to look for things that prove your idea or your interpretation of the event, the truth becomes distorted which can happen at several different degrees depending on how much of a stretch the idea is.
The other thing you'll see is that there appears to be a held "dominate" theory or two that exists over others. Sometimes its because that's how it is and there is very little to argue against it, other times there is little to no opposition because no one wants to argue it out against the man with a Blue name for fear of banishment, or because they don't want to cause offense, or because feelings get hurt. All of which is bollocks. Don't even let such thinking exist in your mind. If you have a differing opinion on something, go to voice, but expect it to also be challenged.
ari-6 wrote:Also Freud? Were not most of his theories discredited?
"Discredited" is such a harsh word when it comes to psychology, which I personally believe its not a true scientific field, but more like the science of philosophy. but that's just me as I compare it to other scientific fields.
A lot of Freud's theories and ideas were held for a long time and many of them are still used. Like when you think of going to a psychologist for clinical therapy and you lay down on the sofa and the psychologist is there taking notes, that is the Freudian approach to handling psychological therapy. The difference is that other schools of though started to come out because Freud's was quite frankly, very depressing. His view was the negativity of the human development that shaped the way we behave. Other schools of thinking began to emerge in the field of psychology that opposed the Freudian view and looked at things differently. Overall, there are about eight branches of throughout psychology.