56162Re: [evol-psych] Warfare as suicide
- Aug 2, 2007On Wed, 1 Aug 2007, Julienne wrote:
> Soldiers are often the angry ..Paradoxical as it may seem, the military is not a good place for
angry people and, in my experience, they generally don't do well there.
The military is all about subjugation to the group. Angry people tend
to resist this. The people who join the military (including yours truly,
a long time ago) are mostly adolescents in the midst of an Eriksonian
crisis of "identity diffusion."
It works, too. The personal bonds and intense feelings of loyalty
to the group that you form can drive you to self-destruction if tested,
but can also be exhilarating at that time of life and unforgettable.
Irwin Silverman, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Psychology
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Toronto ON M3J 1P3
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