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The Narcissism of Minor Differences

The other day I was rereading Sigmund Freud's "Civilization and Its Discontents" and I encountered a page which made my hair stand on end. He said, in essence, that human beings could never get along. Why? Not only was aggression inherent to human nature, but we experienced what he labeled "The narcissism of minor differences." This means that people living closely together, and sharing much in common, will obsessively focus on the tiny differences which divide them. Immediately I thought not…See More
Sep 11, 2009
Rafael Guber commented on Marc Porter Zasada's blog post The Narcissism of Minor Differences
"Hi Marc What happened? I thought we were just starting to be good friends! Marc its Elul. You said so yourself. Are you one of the people who believes in diversity as long as it is not diversity of opinion? I hope not. I am willing to learn from…"
Sep 1, 2009
Rafael Guber commented on Marc Porter Zasada's blog post The Narcissism of Minor Differences
"Thanks Marc for you Shabbat wishes. So the question remains -where do we go from here? I am not sure if you are a recent returnee to traditional Judaism. It is always good to give people the benefit of the doubt. That being said, I cannot say…"
Aug 31, 2009
Marc Porter Zasada commented on Marc Porter Zasada's blog post The Narcissism of Minor Differences
"Good Shabbos, Rafi."
Aug 28, 2009
Rafael Guber commented on Marc Porter Zasada's blog post The Narcissism of Minor Differences
"Sadly Marc sarcasm is often used as a substitute for substantive thought. I have no doubt that you are capable of substantive thought. It is a shame that you are more interested in posturing than in facing the truth. You can rap yourself in a Torah…"
Aug 28, 2009
Marc Porter Zasada commented on Marc Porter Zasada's blog post The Narcissism of Minor Differences
"Dear Rafi: You have brought me around. Now that it's Elul, I will try to focus more clearly on the differences among Jews, so that the lines between one kind of Jew and another are as sharply defined as possible. The best way to do that, I…"
Aug 28, 2009
Rafael Guber commented on Marc Porter Zasada's blog post The Narcissism of Minor Differences
"Marc I am sure we could find much to agree upon as well, but by implication your say that the serious differences in belief between Jews is an expression of narcissism. I am not "amused" that you are Shomer Shabbat - I am glad - actually I…"
Aug 28, 2009
Marc Porter Zasada commented on Marc Porter Zasada's blog post The Narcissism of Minor Differences
"Dear Rafi: It may amuse you to know that I am a Shomer Shabbat Jew who does, indeed, believe in the Torah as revealed truth, and who deeply enjoys the minutae of Torah discussions. I went back and diligently reread my post to see what might have…"
Aug 28, 2009
Rafael Guber commented on Marc Porter Zasada's blog post The Narcissism of Minor Differences
"First of all sadly, I wish Marc Porter was right anf there were 16 million of us. The number is closer to 13 million. Secondly, I wonder what Marc means when he refers to the narcissim of minor differences in the Jewish world. If, for example, a…"
Aug 27, 2009
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The Narcissism of Minor Differences

The other day I was rereading Sigmund Freud's "Civilization and Its Discontents" and I encountered a page which made my hair stand on end. He said, in essence, that human beings could never get along. Why? Not only was aggression inherent to human nature, but we experienced what he labeled "The narcissism of minor differences." This means that people living closely together, and sharing much in common, will obsessively focus on the tiny differences which divide them. Immediately I thought not…See More
Aug 26, 2009
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The Narcissism of Minor Differences

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 7:35pm 8 Comments

The other day I was rereading Sigmund Freud's "Civilization and Its Discontents" and I encountered a page which made my hair stand on end. He said, in essence, that human beings could never get along. Why? Not only was aggression inherent to human nature, but we experienced what he labeled "The narcissism of minor differences." This means that people living closely together, and sharing much in common, will obsessively focus on the tiny differences which divide them. Immediately I thought not… Continue

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