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Youssef Jalloul Modern History 23/22/2008 Sigmund Freud Civilization and Its Discontents In his essay Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud discusses how human nature leads people to treat their neighbors, and how the how the commandments are a necessary requirement to prove the point and carry on a civilized society. Freud talks about how it is difficult to love one’s neighbor as oneself because love is valuable to each person and should not be distributed recklessly. A neighbor would only deserve the other’s love only if that person is somewhat similar to the person or even better, otherwise there is no way for that person to love the other. It is in fact unfair to give that person an equal amount of love such as that of another person who is family or close. Love is a way to show that a person has some value to another person and if that person does not have any value then they are not deserving of it. So comes the next question of how much to love a person who is insignificant to another, they are surely not deserving of equitable amount such as that of an
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course HIST 103 taught by Professor Wraight during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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