… And Sigmund Freud said …

Football pitch - without any players
Football pitch – without the players

As I passed the deserted football pitch I imagined the players and their supporters and I imagined all their passion – the love and hate – the firing range of feeling – and I thought of Freud’s remark:

It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive manifestations of their aggressiveness.

As I walked on, now accompanied by the ghosts of footballers, the phantoms of a thousand crowds, I thought of the strange delights of camaraderie …

Note: The quote is taken from Sigmund Freud in: ‘Civilisation and its discontents‘, Chapter 5

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