Today’s time is characterized by a lack of concern for the spiritual needs of people

Today’s time is characterized by a lack of concern for the spiritual needs of people
According to one anecdote, Nikola Tesla (the famous scientist from Croatia) looked at the fountains in Budapest. Suddenly, he had a conceptual solution to the problem he had been searching for for a long time. Of course, the fountains did not reveal the solution, but they did trigger inspiration. It is the image that connects seemingly different (even opposite) facts into a meaningful whole. Sigmund Freud helped Nikola Tesla in his creation. Freud was asked for advice. Freud once said: “We will have to ask the artists, they know everything anyway.”
Psychoanalysts and psychologists believe that every person has the need to be creative, even if he/she does not create original works. Modern times idealize (and ascribe to the minority) this natural need for construction. This seriously frustrates human nature. Frustrated people therefore become destructive.
Every creativity has an invigorating effect on the human psyche. Destruction recedes where there is creation. People are born with the idea of ​​their own greatness and importance (which parents and others only confirm). The desire to confirm one’s size persists with growing up (but there are still plenty of such people around us, at school, among friends, acquaintances, etc.). Graffiti, for example, is a type of mediator for adolescents. Graffiti is destructive if it destroys the facades of buildings (but some mayors and people from the government understood the wishes and needs of creative rebels, so they designated places for their expression, i.e. writing graffiti).
The question is why adults also need play, inspiration and creation. The daily rhythm is known because a person thinks about the duties/jobs that need to be done from morning to night. The clamps loosen after a hard day. Desires are freed and enjoyment of movies, music, dancing, hanging out, games, and similar activities begins. Both soccer and basketball, for example, are types of sports games, but adults still behave like children (similar to excited two-year-olds) during the games (cheer, jump, sing, wave their hands).
The modern age is characterized by indifference to spiritual needs (because every person is required to work a lot and not fantasize). Therefore, many people in developed countries work several jobs at once. That’s why they don’t have free time for the primary processes of consciousness, desire and play. However, many feel depressed and unhappy despite the achieved excellent results.
The connection with “boring” reality is broken by a creative act (jumping into music, art and the world of imagination). For example, a student is sitting in an amphitheater at a boring lecture. A student defends himself from reality by, for example, fantasizing about a beautiful future after finishing school. The artist (who realizes fantasy in his work) defends himself from harsh reality by creating a much more attractive world of beauty.
Art is therefore highly valued for its healing effect and aesthetic pleasure – psychologists agree. People suffer from various blockages in their everyday life (for example, be a good employee in the company, respect your neighbors and friends, be good to your boss and parents, etc.). A work of art (on the contrary) says – rejoice and weep. This is the success of films in which the hero saves the world. With the creative effort of the artist, the horror film ends with satisfied viewers – the fulfillment of wishes that justice triumphs and that the enemy is destroyed.
It is more difficult to recognize hidden desires and needs if the work of art is more complex. Norwegian painter Eduard Munk lost his mother in early childhood. Munk was filled with restlessness and fears all his life. He manages to freeze painful memories in the image because “frozen” memories cannot harm him. Intruding fears normally behave like insolent passers-by. They don’t ask anyone and come when they want. Munk therefore finds relief in constant and repetitive repetition, so his famous painting “The Scream” was made in dozens of versions. That’s how Munk overcame the onslaught of unbearable events and fears. By applying the psychoanalytic method, experts come across the same fears (which Munk previously mapped by painting the landscape of his own soul). Psychoanalysts say that neurosis is a spiritual condition in which adults cannot “play”. They also say that the creation of symptoms in neurosis has the same pattern as the creative act. The resulting things “served in the palm of your hand” are not creative enough. Children should also be taught to be active creators. Parents should therefore always be happy with the objects that the child has made (made of plasticine, flour, figures in sand, etc.). Thus, the child learns to create a work and gains courage by offering his work to others.
Many hide their talents for fear of not being accepted and primarily because the competition has become too serious. Children lose inspiration and motivation to play because participating in competitions has become “slavery” and not pleasure (a person has to be the best or he is nobody and nothing). A child who has everything should be left with at least one wish that has not yet been fulfilled. Then that very child’s wish will succeed in including fantasy and the need for realization in order to realize the fulfillment of the wish.

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