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2/15/14

Id, Ego and Super Ego

"Id, ego and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche; they are the three theoretical constructs in terms of whose activity and interaction mental life is described.

...The id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends; the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role

Id is the only component of personality that is present from birth.

The id acts according to the "pleasure principle"—the psychic force that motivates the tendency to seek immediate gratification of any impulse—defined as, seeking to avoid pain or unpleasure (not 'displeasure') aroused by increases in instinctual tension.

The id "knows no judgements of value: no good and evil, no morality.
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The ego is the organized, realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and the super-ego.

The ego acts according to the reality principle; i.e., it seeks to please the id's drive in realistic ways that will benefit in the long term rather than bring grief.
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The superego reflects the internalization of cultural rules, mainly taught by parents applying their guidance and influence.

The super-ego can stop you from doing certain things that your id may want you to do.

The super-ego is constantly watching every one of the ego's moves and punishes it with feelings of guilt, anxiety, and inferiority.

The super-ego works in contradiction to the id. The super-ego strives to act in a socially appropriate manner, whereas the id just wants instant self-gratification.

The super-ego controls our sense of right and wrong and guilt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id,_ego_and_super-ego#Ego
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Finish started.

Deliberate, but when the time for action arrives,
stop thinking and go in.

Andrew Jackson

Make your offspring proud of you.

Learn to live without certainty.

Tell the truth, even when it doesn’t want to be heard.

The true measure of a man
is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson

Don’t say you can do something you can’t.

Don't say you're going to do something and not do it.

If you don’t know an answer, say so and try to find it.

Give your family a better chance to succeed
than your forefathers gave your parents
and your parents gave you.

When eyes close,
think of the good that was and why,
and dream of making others’ dreams come true.

Give anonymously.

Forgive quickly.

Make the mundane entertaining.

Hope everything happens the way it does.

Read every book that won the Hugo science fiction award.

Turn a few options into numerous possibilities.

Enjoy possibilities of what could be.

Begin at a goal and prepare backward.

Slow down.

Make routine trips adventures.

Simplify and minimize.

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