100 thoughts on “Carl Jung and the Psychology of the Man-Child

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  2. I tend to throw much of the blame on churches teaching the Flavian doctrine of the new testament like " turn the other cheek, and love your enemies " and the placing women over men and thus devaluing the male as we should be the protecter and provider as well as the main guide for the children to get through life. I have witnessed so many men young and old men and boys suffering from these and many more doctrines, and causing them to fall into a state of constant confusion as to what their role is as a man. One of the main causes for this is the female so called pastors that totally emasculate men at every turn to control them and teach other women to do the same using the tool of religion. It sickens me to be around them, and the term watch my back doesn't play into their realm of reality as mine. I was abandoned by my mother at the age of 11, and forced to live with an abusive alcoholic father who would beat me routinely until I moved out at 18. I spent most of my childhood on the streets of NYC from the age of 13 by using the train to get there from New Jersey just a half hour ride. I was diagnosed with a mild form of Aspergers and ADD and never did well in the government schools that said I was retarded and unable to focus on their indoctrination attempts. I would play hooky and either spend the day in the library getting the education I needed that the schools weren't giving ma and also roamed the streets to get the social aspect of real life I would need and benefit from later on. Being a super firstborn without mom to shape me into a mangina, white knight, soy boy, pussy cry baby etc….instead I learned the tough realities I needed to survive and dance on the problems that my peers would be burdened by and in some cases over whelmed because of a lack of common sense and logic, but look back to mommy's guidance instead. I have made plenty of bad choices to be honest, but I have had so many adventures that people after hearing of them have told me I should write a book about them. I believe everyone is a living book to be read by others and the young as a guide to life in what to do and what not to do. At 68 now I'm so lazy, the book probably won't happen but my mentoring any young folks I find much delight in doing so. Your videos are my new addiction and I will try to support your work, but I am on SSI disability $ and don't have that much, but what I can hope won't be an insult to you. Thanx once again for your work.

  3. I'll start by saying that Psychology is not a science, it's paved by using morals("healthy law abiding human behavior") as a sort of measuring tool for different behaviors that are observed.
    Basically something coming from opinions is STILL an opinion.
    I'll explain, good and bad are based off of what we believe not by what actually is; an example being good and evil which come from a duality brought by morals.
    Now that that's out of the way.
    This video seems to be bashing on gamers, otakus and geeks.

    What if we are in college/uni?
    What if we have fun(outside) while still being gamers and otakus?
    You do know it's hard for a graduate to even get a job don't you?

    My description of a man-child is far different from yours.
    A man-child is a man who constantly puts temper tantrums whenever he doesn't get his way or is too blind to accept the truth that others try to share.
    Another one is that they think that they are always right even when they are not.

    There is no need to belittle anyone just because your perception of life is different from another's.

    All the other people here cracking jokes are not off the hook either, it may be harmless banter to you but others will likely find it insulting.

    It's like saying, I'm not trying to be offensive but I'll be saying something offensive jokingly.

  4. Initiation was easier when family farms were common. Young men would work all day with the elders. If there is a father at home, and he 'goes off to work', there is no lesson learned.

  5. That’s how the elite want it. Not as smart as I thought these philosophers. First the father was taken and now the mother is being lost to the workplace. The family is becoming no more. They want children in the school systems sooner so they can be indoctrinated sooner. Don’t get me started on same sex parents

  6. Rights of initiation rituals are still performed but under outside groups. I know certain gangs and the proud boys perform this

  7. I bet this guy sucks at Call of Duty. LOOOOSEEER YOU'RE A LOOOSER, LOOOOSER, loser…loser..lo… *cries maniacally*

  8. Like black Adam would say: "l did not spent 5,000 years traveling into infinite void of space to be thwarted by some man-child"

  9. i have been aware, to a certain degree, of this parent attatchment thing being talked about here, for X amount of time, AND from time to time, that awareness will fluctuate, amplify, necessitate and monetize, certain OTHER ideas and impulses, but, the fact that i have self control, makes a behavioral screen through which my self, my ego and all the rest of me, can act, or, NOT act.

  10. Well, that was pretty open ended. We will always be bound to our parents, whether we like it or not, but we shall never be afraid to express our own wishes to them or anyone else in the world. Really what these complexes come down to is just a lack of courage to show individuality and a tendency to follow the herd or our supposed role models.

  11. Someone (JBP?) must be promoting this video for it to have so many hits.

    Not that it's not well worth it!

  12. Wow. Suddenly I don’t regret the way I grew up. I would probably be a man child because this society is screwed up

  13. This is pretty much me(though I’m a female). The part that makes me extra mad is that I feel it wasn’t entirely my choosing. My family likes to keep me juvenile and I’m not the only case of that and it terrifies me and I want nothing more than freedom from this bondage!

  14. This is almost my experience exactly, except my mother did not have a chance to become a devouring mother. I moved out at 17 because my stepfather was a tyrant and not a good man. This actually caused a psychological schism between my mother and I that has lasted to this day. Meaning, that I am still waiting (at age 46) for my mother to FINISH raising me to adulthood, and she (through her lack of communication and emotional bond) shows me that she wants nothing to do with me because I think she feels I betrayed her by leaving when I was 17. I feel stuck and regressed and have NO father influencers in my life to help me or hold me accountable. And rightly so, for who wants to deal with a non-maturing man-child?

  15. This is the best channel on the Internet. This is pure mental gold. I want to cry at the amount of views, needs more, if I had the money I would invest, only channel I felt this way about.

  16. You need to get a new narrator. Your current narrator's voice is annoying and childish. Get fucking James Earl Jones to narrate your shit.

  17. Put an ad in the end of the video, ill fucking watch it, let yt pay you for part 2, not me 🙂 (I make -200$/mnth)

  18. funny this brought to mind how many childrens movies, perhaps the older movies? start with the seperation of the child character with its parent: Bambi, Dumbo, Simba Pinocchio, cinderella, the list goes on….

  19. The mothers main role is to nurture and teach their children morals, one ot those morals is how to treat the opposite sex in a loving relationship and up to a certain age the father should start taking his son to work with him not every day at first but gradually creating a father son bond spending as much time as possible. Our society has become anti family and making it hard on kids to find their way in life when they grow up.

  20. Firstly, great video. Tough to watch if you're honest with yourself and willing to accept some realities. I'm 24 and struggling to come to terms with what I''ll do after graduation – which has been affecting my mental health and performance.

    I kind of fall into this category, but I left home at 18 as an international student in a foreign country. I've worked park-time and volunteered (not allowed to work full time because of study permit) but still mostly need financial support from my parents for education. When I was growing up, I was a 3rd culture kid: A foreigner living in another country with my parents because of their work so I couldn't work there either, although did extracurriculars to keep myself busy and had a social life. I became dependant through circumstance and getting towards the end of my education I fear for myself not being able to deal with the stress. I have worked and earned somewhat of an income and living in another country having to cook, clean and look after myself is already a lot of the work done.

    I'd say living abroad through some sort of program is definitely a good way to learn some skills for being independent for anyone who feels like they're stuck at home – maybe go volunteer somewhere at some kind of relief or I've heard of these youth camps for like team and personality building – looking inside yourself all that spiritual psychological jazz.

    Won't go into interpersonal relationships, but come from a background with strong emphasis on family values – have problems, but of course who doesn't? Although, nothing extreme as in the Jungian case.

  21. This can also apply to the masculine energy within women too, can't it? On that note, it would be wonderful to see a post on the bond between Girls and their Mum's (and father's), the dynamics are surely different. First of all, there is the intuitive bond of motherhood and secondly, preparing us for independance is different, because women have been expected to be groomed into carers on the man, their children and homes. They also have to contend with the dangers of assault and degradation under the domination of man. Not that it's always this way, but in certain cultures, it's certainly still a deeply ingrained way of life. I am curious to see what your perspective is, from what you've learnt from the great minds of the past and present.

  22. As much as I am pro capitalism, I realize that this tendency has been capitalized on since at least the 50's to the extreme where it has shaped our entire culture. From Hollywood to bubblegum commercials, everything revolves around avoiding responsibility at all cost. As if even the thought of a duty or obligation was antithetic to the meaning of life, portrayed as seeking personal happiness (hedonist pleasure) only. Every youth cultural movement, from the "sexual revolution" of the 60s, pro choice movements, praising suicidal musicians (and every variarion of Carpe Diem), etc. Have this tendency as their basic credo. Doing the bidding of multinational industries while believing themselves to be revolutionaries changing the world. Many of us tosay are finally waking up to the "MTV brainwashing" they've been subjected to since childhood.

  23. Actually the LDS church does have a right of passage. Every young man of the church, typically around 15 or 16 years old is expected to leave home and serve a mission preaching the gospel. They go out of state and abroad. The mission is about two years long. I don't believe in the religion anymore but i still think they're based.

  24. Unfortunate the video assumes fathers aren’t present. Mother was probably smothering but also very traumatizing. Anyway, I did find the tidbit “there must be somewhere worth going” very interesting though

  25. I think mandatory military service is probably the closest thing you can get to a modern day rite of passage. You're forced to leave home, enter a strange environment and you have to cope with other strangers put into the same situation as yourself.

  26. Psychologists say children emulate their same-sex parent. In single-parent families, which is the norm now, there is no father figure, but rather a revolving door of different men coming and going and no stability at all, the future looks dim.

  27. 29, shared house with my father in one of the most poverty ridden, dangerous cities in the country, and just now feel like I'm achieving things in the past few years of my life. I never had much of a mother. She was too busy smoking meth and forgetting she had kids to raise them. Or busy getting beat by men I couldn't fight, so I had to resort to bigger means. What's to be said about the "man-child" in me that was raised by my party friendly father instead of ever having any kind of viable parenting? He's not taught me shit in life. I've learned everything, done everything, and pursued everything I ever have on my own that actually took me anywhere, no thanks to him ever pushing towards the fact. But when I look back on it all, I don't feel like I know shit. Or have any skills of value. I've spent my whole life consuming cannabis to escape SSRIs, and the damage they do, meanwhile it's about my only passion I care about, growing cannabis… It brings me peace, its a job of opportunity for me in the near future in my state, as I just became one of the first 1000 patients… I'm honestly not sure now when looking at all these other skilled individuals that probably deserve a job over me, growing cannabis, and what I should do with myself next… I don't feel like I'm even worthy anymore.

  28. This outta be great I figured it wasn't man I thought was all you people and your dumbass ego dumbass screw over others wonder why your ass hurts .like I just gotta done screwing myself why my ass hurt ? Or hey you think I am smart I real smart I cool to don't care what yoj think I cool you think I cool arrogant idiots unbelievable . I wonder if know you know if you will notice this or how you all lie and then believe it even WTF . How is your trick butt fyi head . When you guessyoi Kno much in life you wrong many times as guesses are the you defend guess you knew like you actually knew stuff many things in life fucking unbelievable defend your guess guess like it's right or truth . Bullshit you guess never even bothered to look let alone all it a double check like I would before defended. At least you lie defend lie refuse to listen look see explain how you all Injust dishonest lying pricks and don't ever know it is disgusting

  29. Is the tribe before me, or I before the tribe?
    Aren't they one in the same? How can one denounce their origin in order to build a new world?
    Circles within circles a curiosity no doubt…

  30. The idea a boy would be pubescent by the time he was weened from his mother's care is patently absurd.
    We all know the relationship Jung had with his mother. Like Freud, a mediocre intellect and damaged goods.

  31. I guess Islam has a better answer for that, transitioning to adulthood by caring for your parents instead of them caring for you, if that's not adulthood i don't what is, time to pay back what your parents have given to you, they owe you nothing if your balls have dropped.

  32. Well of course men are going to display it more because women are just essentially children.

    Whether it’s their father or husband, they’re expected to be dependent on a man.

    The 1:1 application of this concept from men to women falls short because it doesn’t deal with reality.

  33. I turn 27 two months from now as I post this comment. I know I'm still young (although not THAT young) but I feel I wasted several years and lost time that I will never get back. Is it too late for me?

  34. When society tells men we are evil simply for existing and is gynocentric, you end up with males who prefer to stay inside looking at porn. It's an issue with society… not men.

  35. Ah yes, good old fashioned, 1920s styled psychoanalysis. Opinionated, science lacking nonsense riddled with hot debate and misguided thoughts.

  36. In communist east germany, the gouvernment created a transition ritual called "Jugendweihe"
    After this ritual, the children were addressed like adults

  37. Imagine having a father who can only be physically OR emotionally present AND has no mother around to help him with the child in any way. Yeah i know why my dad drinks so much now lol.

  38. Really I was an adult child for a long time even as a woman, it took recovery from severe drug addiction cancer and major surgery to grow up an I am still adjusting. My fiancée though is a man child, his mom scapegoats me for the reason he does this or that. Yet he has had many issues prior to me being part of his life. He is a pure narcissist, and I do believe it starts from being a brat who never grew up.

  39. A female child also feels this neglect from an absentee father or mother, even if they are around but don’t play a pivotal role. Works both ways. I guess that’s why they have promoted single parents and making life hard so both parents work and the child is raised by the state.
    Sadly, this generation are so screwed up from all differences factors and not just an absent father, it’s both

  40. Is there a video on like parents and daughters? Bc i would like to know to what degree women have been fucked up by their own parents throughout the centuries.

  41. My father is 53 but has the brain of a 16 yo. Example. He purchased a new mustang he cannot afford at all, and he is selling his house to move somewhere else with his partner. When the real estate agent came over, he lead her to the garage, opened the door and got in the car with her. He then proceeded to rev the car to show off.

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