Thanatos (Death Instinct)

Sigmund Freud’s concept, “Thanatos” or “death instinct” usually goes along with feelings of despair and loneliness. Freud explained that most of us have a death drive and for some people, this may be manifested as an unconscious or conscious act of committing suicide. For instance, before his death, a backpacker already knew the dangers involved in going into a very thick jungle at night but he did so anyway.

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