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By Sigmund Freud

Title note: unique name Das Unbehagen in der Kultur
Publish yr note: First released in 1930

"Civilization overcomes the harmful aggressivity of the person, through weakening him, disarming him, and establishing an inner authority to monitor over him, like a garrison in a conquered town"

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Nicholls’ Seamanship (and Viva Voce Guide) was still asking the question as late as 1918, and provided a brief answer: See all clear for going about, keep the ship clean full, and station the hands. When ready, put the Helm a-lee,* ease off or let go the head and fore sheets, and haul the spanker boom amidships. * Haul the headsheets over when the wind gets on the other bow, and ease off the spanker boom. When filling aft, Fore Bowline Let go and Haul,* and train (trim) all sail for the other tack.

Or, when running in heavy seas, he could let her broach-to, which was to fall into the trough of the sea where she was temporarily unmanageable. The first thing a new cadet, or apprentice, or deck-boy did on joining if he had any sense (if he had not, then he would quickly develop some) was to learn his ship’s gear and way of doing things, from the belaying-pin pattern to the best method of abstracting a bite of extra bread or something (if to be had) from the cook. His ship would be beginning her voyage within a day or so, and the first thing would be to get her under way under sail.

The life was dangerous, although so readily acceptable – possibly because those big Cape Horn ships looked what they were, challenging and adventurous. Adventurous lads responded to their call though they might die for it. It could be the first slip that killed them. Hundreds were lost in ships which went missing off the Horn and no one knows what was their fate. They could sail suddenly by night into ice, be dismasted and the ships’ own steel yards flail her to death as she pitched in the sea: be flung on her beam ends, the hatches stove in, and down like a stone.

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