Tuesday, March 22, 2005

don't try this at home

I just finished the new book from Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro. It chronicles a year in his life when he was addicted to heroin and other drugs. What a great cautionary tale. It is heartening and encouraging that Navarro could break such an awful habit. I could learn a lot from him. This analysis was in the book: "Freud assumed that all love is ambivalent to depressives... and that hostility towards the love object is turned inwards. Thus a patient who is depressed is mourning for someone who is consciously or unconsciously believed to be lost." - LEWIS WOLPERT, MALIGNANT SADNESS: THE ANATOMY OF DEPRESSION

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting ... and what a cool word ambivalent is ... it's like ... awwww shit that's goooooooood!!!!!!!!, and awwwwwwwww shit that's baaaaaaaaaaad!!!!! at the same time. I just finished a book too ... and it mentions that a German doctor actually cured a cancer patient with laughter alone ... it seems laughter makes the body chemistry more alkaline, improving the mood and health ... this is exactly why i listen to the banana constantly (thanks for the great review of my blog, by the way) ... hey hey my my .... the banana blog will never die!!!!!