We cannot dispense with palliative measures (Freud)

Life, as we find it, is too hard for us; it brings us too many pains, disappointments and impossible tasks. In order to bear it we cannot dispense with palliative measures. ‘We cannot do without auxiliary constructions’, as Theodor Fontane tells us in his novel Effi Briest.

Sigmund Freud Religion as a mass delusion. Civilization and its Discontents (1931). The  photo was taken in Vienna 1985, Burggasse not Berggasse…