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  1. Within the framework of philosophy, including at the junction with psychology, there are many concepts that answer in one way or another the question of the sources of a person's tendency to self-destruction. For example, this problem is often addressed by supporters of Freudianism.�

    Even Freud himself outlined the foundations of the concept of the “death instinct”, or “mortido”, which suggests that a person, along with the desire for life and the prolongation of his kind (libido), has a kind of “death instinct”. This concept was later developed by Freudian Melanie Klein. Other Freudian authors also addressed the topic of destructiveness and self-destructiveness, for example, Erich Fromm, who developed his original concept of “biophilia” and “necrophilia” and linked the desire for death and destruction with the inability of a person to cope with the complex, changing and unpredictable reality of life.

    Modern authors also address the problem of destructiveness. Slava Zizek in his work “Welcome to the Desert of the Real”, in particular, writes that the desire for destructiveness appears in modern society against the background of the fact that society creates for a person the illusion of a perfect world, a kind of virtual reality of the media, cinema, and political ideologies. Living in this idealized world, from which all unpleasant topics are pushed out, sooner or later a person begins to understand that something is wrong with the world. This is expressed in the desire to go beyond the illusion, in the “longing for the real thing”, which is equivalent to the desire to destroy the established social reality.

    This, in principle, can be extended to the topic of self-destruction. After all, if our society is an illusion, then we, as a product of this society, are also illusory, which means that it is impossible to destroy society without destroying ourselves. In the same “Fight Club”, for example, the desire to destroy social reality and get rid of it for the main character finds a consistent embodiment only in self-destruction. Without destroying yourself as a product of this society, it turns out that it is impossible to get rid of the illusions imposed by society.

    However, all this does not mean that self – destruction is the way out. In the same work, Zizek clearly shows that destruction and self-destruction, in fact, are just another illusion that does not allow us to move forward on the path to the Real.

  2. If we turn to more practical reasons, then a high tendency to self-destruction can be

    1. Response to injury;

    2. Redirecting aggression that occurs to external stimuli to yourself;

    3. Expressing problems with self-acceptance;

    4. A manifestation of some organic problem or problem that lies in the field of large psychiatry;

    5. Anything else;

    6. All together in different proportions.

  3. And what is meant by self-destruction? In order to grow and learn new things, you need to get rid of the old and emotions as well . in principle, this is useful. Get rid of negativity, untidy connections and relationships – from everything that annoys you, only then can you create something from a completely clean slate.At the same time, I always remember the Yapan film “Fear and Trepidation”, when the boss forced the main character to redo the copier several times , although this was the text of the golf club's charter , and in principle the content was not so important, the faultless execution was more important. So from life-extra “sheets” in the trash and again ” redo.”

  4. Here you can read about libido and mortido. I still won't be able to convey all the meaning in one short message, and no one reads long messages.

    Physiologically, the process is as follows::

    “Mortido activation is the suppression of metabolism, hormone emission and immune activity, leading to a permanent depressive mental status due to an endorphin-enkephalin imbalance in the brain's neurochemistry. It is assumed that the activation of mortido occurs due to the dissatisfaction of basic biological needs (the need for reproduction, in programs of social and property self-affirmation, increasing hierarchical status), initially this program sends a signal: instead of the release of endorphins-internal drugs (morphinomimetic peptides that give a sense of happiness, cheerfulness, euphoria, self-confidence), enkephalins are released, which act on the mental continuum in exactly the opposite way — they lead to a depressive state, a feeling of melancholy, fear and unwillingness to live.”

    Froid and his students are unpopular today, and the theory has not yet received further development, because it is inhumane. From a functional point of view, zogenannte mortido restricts the ambitions of unpromising males and females in the herd, so that they do not interfere with more worthy individuals to occupy a hierarchically higher position, otherwise wars would be even bloodier. And so a person works like a machine, and does not even know what to complain about. I just don't have the energy for anything, that's all.

    There is also a positive point: self-confidence (which leads to an increase in libido) is now acquired not only by gang fights and silicone tits, which gives an evolutionarily higher status to intellectually developed individuals. This wasn't the case before. There is something to be happy about.

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