I took several Psych classes in HS and in College. And we were all taught just how “revolutionary” and “amazing” this guy was, to be revered, respected and his theories put up on a pedestal to be taught worldwide. This “Father” of Psychology / “Father” of Psychoanalysis.
When in reality he’s a junkie who was addicted to cocaine for more than a decade and did a bunch of questionable and morally bankrupt things. Died at age 44, so how much actual “research” did the guy actually do? They cherry picked all the so-called “good” things he did and conveniently left out all the “questionable” things. And this was a time before the internet became a thing so we couldn’t just look up stuff ourselves on Google to find the truth. Hell, Google didn’t even exist yet. The “truth” was whatever our teachers told us and whatever our textbooks said. Not that the people who have a monopoly in the textbook industry have an agenda to push. Naw.
I swear, every day I learn that everything I learned in school were either lies, propaganda, or convenient omissions of truth to push an agenda. Perhaps the “smartest” people were the people who never paid attention in school.
Like how we were all taught that Columbus sat with the Indians and had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner together rather than the genocide he committed on the Native people. Or that we would be totally fine if we simply ducked underneath our school desks during a NUCLEAR fucking attack. Yeah, we had dozens of those “safety drills.” Or the food pyramid, which was a total lie funded by Big Agra. Or any of the other million lies we’ve been “taught” in schools.
Sigmund Freud Was Paid By Big Ph*rma To Push Cocaine