One of the toughest aspects of having an unwell mind is that we need to take interest in how our mind works.
You ask, what is the mind? A simplification of Freud’s psychoanalytic theory would be that our minds are not merely a flow of immediate experience, but a huge repository of “hidden depths”: beliefs, attitudes, motives, suspicions, hopes, fears, and much more. We can only hope to try and understand our minds by introspecting the contents of our minds.
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