Every Trivial Fact #3 - Carl Jung's Undiscovered Self with Gregory Gravelle (Part 1 of 2)
Updated: Apr 17
My friend Gregory Gravelle (from Into the Absurd podcast) and I discuss Carl Jung's essay, "The Undiscovered Self." The ensuing conversation questions the precarious position of the "mass man's" place in the modern world as an individual. The term "mass man" is used by Jung to denote that modern man is increasingly driven, disempowered by, and manipulated through mass forces of government, media, public opinion, collectives, propaganda, technology, and many other aspects of a larger, alienating, all-encompassing and ever-more complex industrial civilization, leaving us with one primary question: how can the individual protect themselves from the ever encroaching mass forces of an already coercive and deceptive modern western culture?