N.19 - Truth and evolution in "O" in Bion's work

Prejudice

Abstract
The author considers that prejudice is the method of survival and protection of the mind due to the impossibility of development of tolerance and contact with one’s own emotional experiences. Without. Intimate contact with his emotions, the. Individual cannot attribute meanings to his experiences and has to resort to and count on rigid systems of beliefs and of behavior that would have the role of substitutes of his own discernment that cannot be reached. However, this protection can turn. Into a nuisance. In the same way the protective shell is to mollusks; the protection, if not abandoned, may impede the animal’s growth and suffocate it, killing it.

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