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Being enclosed in an unhappiness that I can’t shift out of

Being enclosed in an unhappiness that I can’t shift out of

When I was a young fellow, I was in a Roman Catholic religious order and what happened was we were studying a human phenomenon that Freud called Repetition Compulsion. When I first heard this term, I said to myself “Uhm, that sounds like me”. It seemed to me that I was continually ending up with the same kinds of emotional upsets. The same kind of interpersonal conflicts. Doing the same kind of stupid and unhelpful acts that were not in…

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