What does our society consider “normal” and what is “abnormal”? And how do these concepts affect our relationships?
In his book The Sane Society, Erich Fromm coined the term “the pathology of normalcy.” His brilliant analysis reveals that most people are to some degree sado-masochistic. This means that, when they are position of strength, they are emotionally cruel and domineering, and when they are in the position of weakness, they are self-denying and submissive.
Fromm’s thesis is based on a widespread psychological reality. This Meetup discussion, which will focus on understanding the fascinating process of emotional sado-masochism, can better enable us to reduce tension in ourselves and others and create an atmosphere of harmony and love.
Come and participate in our humanist motivational meetings, held on the third Friday of each month. Gain good feelings and new insights, while making new friends.
Led by Joseph B. David, Humanist Counselor and group facilitator. He has conducted many hundreds of interactive dialogical groups in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, given hundreds of lectures on the philosophy and sociology of humanism, and is a professional member of the Association for Humanistic Psychology.
Followed by socializing and light refreshments. A suggested contribution of $7 will help cover expenses. A program of the Humanist Foundation.
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