fromm destructiveness law
destructiveness is the outcome of unlived life.
because: undisturbed ecosystem.. and..
why gershenfeld sel would work..
177 (#2 of 3 mechs of escape from freedom):
2 \ destructive ness: the destruction of the world is the last, almost desperate attempt to save myself from being crushed by it.. sadism (under authoritarianism) tends to strengthen the atomized individual by the domination over others; destructiveness by the absence of any threat from the outside..
there is virtually nothing that is not used as a rationalization for destructiveness. love, duty, conscience, patriotism..
if other persons cannot become the object of an individual’s destructiveness, his own self easily becomes the object.. ie: suicide
it would seem that the amount of destructiveness to be found in individuals is proportionate to the amount to which expansiveness of life is curtailed. (blockage of spontaneity of growth/expression)
the more drive for life (inner dynamism) is thwarted, the stronger is the drive toward destruction; the more life is realized, the less is the strength of destructiveness.. destructiveness is the outcome of unlived life..
the root of destructiveness in the lower middle class is easily recognizable as the one which has been assumed in this discussion: the isolation of the individual and the suppression of individual expansiveness, both of which were true to a higher degree for the lower middle class than for the classes above or below..