The human psyche employs countless ways to mitigate the sting of loss, regret and humiliation.

In Lexington's '' Multiplexed '' [ June 24th ] we learn that Hollywood is creating films where anything is possible and everything can be undone. Freud sums it up nicely.

In '' Civilisation and Its Discontents '', he wrote :

'' Life as we find it, is too hard for us; it brings us too many pains, disappointments and impossible tasks.

He lists three palliative measures to make life bearable, '' powerful deflections, which cause us to make light of our misery ; substitute satisfactions, which diminish it ; and intoxicating substances, which makes us insensitive to it. ''

With a stiff drink in hand, watching. '' Spider Verse '' or any of the multiverses now available to us has the benefit of checking all three-boxes.

The World Students Society thanks author Kurt Ela, Clinical associate professor of psychiatry Georgetown University School of Medicine,Washington DC.


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