Psychoanalyst Carl Jung said that his language should be ambiguous and double meanings because only then would it do justice to our psychic nature. For him, the union of elements that are usually in opposition, especially the unconscious and the conscious, would be the only way to reach a new attitude.
Anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro points out that, what for a Westerner may appear to be a series of contradictory elements, for Brazilian indigenous people may be a set of perfectly conjugated elements that make absolute sense, and may even constitute some of the characteristics of the original peoples.
The alleged interferences of social networks in recent electoral processes lead us to conclude that the “healthy” media are those that do not only present one point of view, but several, preferably in Opposition.
Ethics professor Jonathan Haidt is concerned about the future of his students, who he says are locked in politically correct bubbles, and advises them to travel the world to be capable of Contradiction and Opposition, which are constitutive elements of the very nature of the world*.
Will an education toward citizenship be an Education toward Multiplicity and Contradiction?
Education toward scare.
*Couturier, B. 2018. Safe spaces : des étudiants qui ne supportent plus la contradiction. [online] Available at: France Culture <https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/le-tour-du-monde-des-idees/le-tour-du-monde-des-idees-du-vendredi-16-novembre-2018> [Accessed on June 29 2021].
A Fright is a Whole World
by Vera Mantero
Sala Principal, Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benite, Almada, Portugal
in the framework of Transborda - Mostra Internacional de Artes Performativas de Almada