There are too many people out there who argue just for argument's sake, with no sense whatsoever, no reasoning skills... I was saying that they were stuck in the anal stage.
When I thought of writing about it though, I said “Let me check before publishing such a claim.” I don't want to be bundled with the ignorant people talking without knowing anything. There are too many of those on the internet. I knew that there was some theory of Freud related to this. But I didn't know what it was exactly. So that's how I found about Freud's five psycho-sexual stages. Basically they are the oral, anal, phallic, latent and genital stages.
However, when I said “There are too many people stuck in their anal stage” I wasn't referring to that at all. I'm embarrasses to admit it was used as an insult. Not in a too bad way though, in an analytical way because they seem to be like children who do not know anything, but still object. “No. No!” they say. Then blabber some insensible stuff. When it's children we are talking about, it's understandable and forgivable. However, when it's adults, or at least who are supposed to be adults judging by their age, it's not so nice.
Having witnessed the growing up of a child freshly, I know there are a series of stages in which children grow and mature. They all come the same model. I have to talk to other parents around the world but I'd say some things are just universal.
The oral stage of Freud would be the stage where they put everything in their mouths. Unlike Freud, I don't think that it's related to any sexual satisfaction; it's just the fact that at that stage that's the only way babies get to learn the objects in their environment.: as their senses and language abilities are not developed yet. Then comes the “What is this?” stage. Then comes the “No” stage, or the so-called terrible 2's or 3's, where they get to realize that they are separate from their surroundings, where they want to assert their own identity. Then there is the “Why?” stage. Why, why, why? Why this, why that? Then there is the “cacca” stage, I don't know what children say in English, probably “poo” or “shit”... We got worried when our daughter was constantly saying “eat cacca” “cacca in your face” “cacca this, cacca that” all the time, it was embarrassing at dinner table with other people around. Of course, the first thing to do in such cases is to go check the internet. When I found out that it's normal, that all children do this, it's a stage, I was relieved. In fact, it passed. So basically, this was the stage I was talking about when referring to people being stuck in the “anal stage”.
And obviously, I am stuck in the “Why?” stage. My questions never finish!