Death Drive

Why do some people continue in what appears to be self-destructive behaviour? Aside from the idea that what appears to be self-destructive may in fact represent an attempt at adaptation, Freud's idea of a death drive is also worth considering.

Freud suggested that life, which originally developed from inorganic matter, might have eventually developed a desire to return to an inorganic state.

The death drive is about dissolving connections and destruction rather than about establishing or holding on to ties.















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