“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
Dear Dr Jung,
I would like to ask your opinion about the fact that we have evolved towards a society of liquid modernity, and the impact which this has upon the psychological conformity of the individual.
Mr Zygmunt Bauman states that the society which frames the lives of the present generations is light, fluid and diffuse in contraposition to the proceeding modernity: heavy, solid, condensed and systemic.
And I wonder what effect this will have on the psyche of the individual..
Jung divides the psyche into three parts: ego, or the conscious mind, the personal unconsciousness, and the collective unconsciousness -the type of knowledge which we are born with and exerts great influence on our experiences and behaviour, especially the emotional ones-. So I wonder how it will be possible to develop liquid collective unconsciousness in the future.
Because maybe this is one of the causes why the modern individual only identifies with their consciousness and no longer sees life as a fragment of existence.
Will there still be love at first sight, déjà vu and dreams? Will we be able to find our real personality by dropping our mask and admitting to our dark side?