According to Bion, no individual even in isolation should be viewed as insignificant to a gathering. He emphasized on the significance of affecting responses of the observer who is often enforced to encounter some kinds of projective identifications from the group members who desire cast him in the role of the parental figure, consultant, or teacher. Bion suggests that when an individual participates in any group activity, he reacts differently. Consequently, he introduced the concept of basic assumption to clarify the notion of group mentality. The term basic assumption refers to the existence of an anonymous, unanimous and common opinion at a given instant. The group mentality is the container that encompasses the opinions of all the group members and the conception of basic assumptions corresponds to the content of these opinions which provide a greater access to the emotional phenomena manifested within groups. Continue reading “Essay on the evolution of Bion’s work”
Killings, rape, genocide, homicide, bomb blasts are getting common in today’s world. All these disasters are the extreme examples of where our society is leaning towards. However, we face everyday situations of hatred and evil done by the people around us. It is a societal imperative to encourage peace and harmony among people so that our future generations can benefit. UNESCO aims to promote world peace, human rights, equality and mutual respect.
A human being is a creature with endless needs and wishes. Until and unless we are provided with these resources, the human-self is not happy and cannot operate properly. In the history, we have seen examples of people who created a civilization of their own to meet their needs. Even the tiniest and menial things were used to gain from, and make new and improved things. Human beings are materialistic and they require sufficient resources to satisfy their inner desires and basic needs. Continue reading “Essay on The human needs of a person”