Friday, May 6, 2016 – Today Marks the 160th Birthday of Sigmund Freud – How Do You Feel About That?
I was just dreaming about this other night.
Please come in and lie down on the couch while we discuss your Id, your Ego and your Super Ego. Do you mind if I smoke? Remember sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. During our past session we had some sex… – I meant to say setbacks. But we will continue today. You have 50 minutes left of our session. Don’t forget to leave my $150/hr. check. Now tell me how you are feeling today…
“For seven and a half years I’ve worked alongside President Reagan. We’ve had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We’ve had some sex… uh… setbacks.” -A Freudian slip by President George H.W. Bush
A Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of an unconscious (“dynamically repressed”) subdued wish or internal train of thought.