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ID

It is the dark, inaccessible part of our personality, what little we know of it we have learnt from our study of the dream-work and of the construction of neurotic symptoms, and most of this is of a negative character and can be described only as a contrast to the ego. We approach the id with analogies: we call it a chaos, a cauldron full of seething excitations ... It is filled with energy reaching it from the instincts, but it has no organization, produces no collective will, but only a striving to bring about the satisfaction of the instinctual needs subject to the observance of the pleasure principle.

The id stands in direct opposition to the super-ego.
EGO

The ego is that part of the id which has been modified by the direct influence of the external world ... The ego represents what may be called reason and common sense, in contrast to the id, which contains the passions ... in its relation to the id it is like a man on horseback, who has to hold in check the superior strength of the horse; with this difference, that the rider tries to do so with his own strength, while the ego uses borrowed forces. Ego mediates among the id, the super-ego, and the external world.

SUPER EGO

The super-ego is the faculty that seeks to police what it deems unacceptable desires; it represents all moral restrictions and is the “advocate of a striving towards perfection” Superego has the ability to become excessively moral and thus lead to destructive effects.



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      Aikatharine wrote Sep 8, 2008
    • I am going to do it, it feels great, and I should have done it long ago. I need absolute passion in my life.
      What are you blabbering about ID.
      I am going to pack my bags and leave home, EGO.

      Well ID I do not think this is such a good idea, and do not let SUPER EGO hear you say that, she will have a knipchen fit.  You know her; she is always on her moral high horse.  

      I heard that EGO, and I do not appreciate you saying that, you know I just look out for our best interest.  

      ID what did you say?  

      Oh SUPER-EGO, ID did not say anything important. Let us watch Pride and Prejudice; I know how much you like that movie. I will make us some hot chocolate and we can all settle down and relax.

      No No No No! I do not want to watch that movie again. I want to talk about packing my bags and running of.

      What, oh my EGO did you hear what ID said? Wait let me sit down, I feel faint.  

      Come, come, SUPER EGO, you know how ID is; every once in a blue moon she get this random idea and believe that love and luck is out there. This will pass again.

      No it will not! I am going to do it this time.  

      Oh ID schuus! You are upsetting SUPER EGO.  

      EGO why do we have to put up with her, ID drives me crazy with these random outbursts wanting to satisfy her primal needs. We are not an animal, we are a higher creature. We have been primed and polished and educated. We have married well and have perfect kids and a wonderful job. Why would we want to destroy all of this?  

      SUPER EGO, sorry she is part of us, and you should know she was present first.  

      Well I love him and that is it. I have loved him all my adult life and he is available now.

      ID, sorry but we are not available now. We are married, have been for 25 years and that is the moral and good thing to do.  

      Oh shut up SUPER EGO, it is your fault that we have stayed in this marriage this long. You with your moral crap, I have had it with you.  

      Come on girls stop arguing, and ID watch your language, you heard what SUPER EGO said, we are not an animal.

      Yeah yeah whatever.  

      ID stop pouting and come watch the movie with SUPER EGO and me, and let us all be friend and happy.

      No! I love him. I always have and always will.  

      ID really, remember there was a reason for your break-up 27 years ago.  

      Yes I know SUPER EGO, I know. PRIDE and PREJUDICE. Our Pride and the families Prejudice.

      Okay SUPER EGO, let us humor ID and hear her side of the story.

      Well if I must. Okay ID tell us what do you want.  

      You know that we always call people on their birthdays, as it is according to yourself EGO and SUPER EGO the good thing to do. This year as every other year before, we called his mother on his birthday. As you remember her number was disconnected. We called his brother to enquire about their mother and the brother told us that their mom had died. You know much has change since we left Africa.

      During the casual conversation ID made mention of the fact that it was "His" birthday that day. His brother confirmed, as if we needed to be reminded. His brother said, well why did we not call him ourself and congratulate him, he would love to hear from us.  

      Remember that day SUPER EGO; you thought it would be such a nice gesture after all of these years to call.  

      Yes calling him was a huge mistake (sigh) we should not have put ourselves in such compromising position. No SUPER EGO all would have been well if ID did not give him our phone number and email address. She always has a hidden agenda.  

      I know EGO we should have stopped her then, but alas too late to cry over spilled milk now.  

      Oh SUPER EGO shut up, you are such a wet cloth. Well ID you shut up too.  

      (Smile.... sigh), he makes us feel good again.  

      ID that is our husband's job.  

      Yeah right EGO, when last did he touch us, even kiss hello or good bye. We are like those comfortable old shoes that are only worn sometime. We never get polished anymore. We get an odd glance every now and then, and we are used to do the odd jobs. We are too comfortable to be tossed. I am sure we are only around because of sentimental reasons and because we have just always been around. I am truly sick of it. I have had it. I want to be loved the way I deserve to be loved and the way I want to be loved. I need my desires satisfied. I hate being where I am.  

      My heart ...... plonk!!

      SUPER EGO ..... SUPER EGO .... See what you have done ID, you have made SUPER EGO faint.  

      Oh just slap her silly, she is the one that kept us here all moral and holy ... let us not think of divorce. Yeah right just slap her, the stupid bitch.



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      Aikatharine wrote Sep 9, 2008
    • Uhgggg!! Where am I? Oh SUPER EGO be still, we fainted.  

      Where are we? Knock knock. Behind a screen.

      Yes SUPER EGO we are posted on a blog.

      WHAT! Where is ID?  Do we look okay? Come brush our hair and put on some lipstick. We do have to look presentable if we are out there for the world to see. What will the people think?  

      Well yes we look presentable enough, and ID is off pouting somewhere. Shush be quiet don't alarm her.  

      I hear you EGO.

      Oh no ...(sigh) she heard us. Well SUPER EGO we are here because of ID. She thought it be a good idea to publish our thoughts on the blog. Just maybe we would get so kind of response. You know there might be someone out there that would like to give us advice.  Someone out there might be in a similar situation, on someone who has been there.  

      Well okay. Let's see what will come of this. ID no tricks though.

      Yeah yeah SUPER EGO you suck.



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