Five Card Story: The Antiquity of Three Parts of Mind by Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud was born into a middle-class family, and his father was a medical student who went through a lot before he became a successful one. He was an exceptionally gifted child and excellent student. He studied at Paris. He investigated the dream interpretation. As his journey went through, he killed many eels just to find their reproductive organs, but in the end, he didn't find them. He released a lot of philosophy and psychology books and became successful and famous. He explained why life is hard and how to cope. He convinced himself that he would die between 61 and 62 but died at the age of 83.
Freud wasn't satisfied with his achievements, and so he kept writing about himself. He discovered the pleasure principle, which is that all individuals are driven by it, and it causes unhappiness. It is the driving force of the id that seeks immediate gratification of all needs, wants and urges. This includes sex, anger, thirst and hunger. This principle can lead us to dangerous situations like being a thief, not working, or worse, sleeping with family members.
In order to avoid or lessen that, we need to adjust to the reality principle. There is a better and worse kind of adaptation. He described the conflict between the three parts of the mind, the Id, which is the individual's most innate, innermost, subconscious, sensual, and often "inappropriate" desire, and the Id, which only seeks to fulfill its own desire. The ego represents the most realistic and actual behavior projected by any person at their conscious level, which is most of the time appropriate, adaptative, and mature in that individual's opinion. And lastly, the Superego is the most idealistic, moral, and ethical side of the behavioral pattern, which most of the time is restricted to the regime of expected behavior only.
To summarize it up, the three parts of mind, ego builds upon the actual perception of Id, and because ego is basically built upon the "modified portion" of Id, it is highly affected mutually by the concept of how it acquires and understands the idea of perception of the real world. and superego in every individual, which ultimately results in their most specific cardinals which define them.
Sigmund Freud was an avid scholar of ancient culture. He collected Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and other artifacts; they can still be seen in his house in London, which is now a museum.





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