So today in psych, we were covering Freud (when do we not?) and the lecturer asked if there was any of his theories which we believed. Most of us said ‘defense mechanisms’ and the levels of consciousness. But this girl, who is about my age and is a young mum, said she believed the in phallic stage and the Oedipus complex.
“My kid’s, like, 5, and he’s obsessed with me and he keeps trying to snog me and always wants to be around me. He always wants kisses and touching and stuff like that.” And waits for the lecturer to say something.
The level of ‘awkward’ right then was unmeasurable. The one thing we do not talk about when studying Freud….That’s not something you’d really want to announce to your entire college class, deary. Even the lecturer looked like he wanted to crawl under his desk from secondhand embarrassment.
The induction for my new college course is on the 26th. My last course, the photography one, made me so fucking lazy and just looking at all the books I had to get is making me freak out. I never once had to do researches or buy books while doing photography so I’ll need to seriously get back into the actually studying mode for Social Science. *meeeep*
Sorry to all my followers for me not being on tumblr for the past week.
If you must know, I had an interview on Friday to get into a Social Science course at the top college in Scotland for the subject. About 200 people applied to fill the 100 places; most were straight from secondary school with Highers in Psychology or Sociology, while I was the only one who had done a totally different college course (Photography). But I told the head lecturer who was interviewing us, that I had a hard time understanding how people work or do the things they do, due to my autism; so I want to learn and teach other autistic people like myself these skills, and maybe even use my photography as a form of therapy.
I was the only one in that whole interview who was given an Unconditional offer for a place on the spot!!
I can study SS, then get into 2nd year Psychology, or 3rd year Sociology (some get to do Masters straight away), or other types of courses that fall under social science, at University afterwards.
I feel like people are like this, but they don’t know that pieces they feel are broken can be filled with treasures, too
My dad just casually reminded us of that one time, when my sister and I (8 and 6 years old at the time) were playing Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on the computer at Toys R Us, he told us that the money we won in the game would come out of the floppy disk drive and for years we fucking believed him.