the secret nature of humans
Who has the Death Drive
Every human has some degree of the Death Drive. Its what drives people to start smoking even though it kills them, or to perform dangerous stunts for a thrill, even if they are life-threatening. The Death Drive is inevitable, and part of the human psyche. Confronting the inevitability of The Death Drive can contain the worst forms of violence, but hiding it with a fear of death will result in lash outs and violence.
French Philosopher. Some of his works influenced the making of the film, The Matrix.
Austrian Philosopher. Pioneered Psychoanalysis and the Death Drive concept.
French Philosopher. Continued the study of psychoanalysis.
What is the fear of death?
The Fear of Death is an artificial concept created by humans to try and hide their death drive. It is manifested in things like genocide or utilitarian actions to "save the greatest number of people". Embracing our inevitable drive towards death allows us to harmonize with our own inevitable destruction.