Civilization and Its Discontents, was written by Freud in the summer of 1929. It compares “civilized” and “savage” human lives. This comparison reflects upon the meaning of civilization in general and the implications that come along with civilization (Freud & Stachey, 2005). Similar to Freud’s later works, his writing on these issues simply takes a look at the general aspect of the psycho-sexual theories that he has talked about in his other philosophies.
Generally, Freud asserts that clearly civilization demands too much from the human being. According to him, it is this excess demand that is most likely to make up a great deal of unhappiness to a majority of the people experiencing it.