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The Way Through It

“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there’s got to be a way through it.”-Michael J. Fox

It’s been 9 months since my diagnosis.

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I have nothing new to say about the battle for Aleppo. Many better writers than me have written reams about it. Psychoanalysis knows all about war, murder, envy and hatred. 463 more words

The Inner World

Off With Her Id!

On revisiting Disney’s 1951 “Alice In Wonderland”, I was gratified to discover that Alice’s journey through her own psyche isn’t quite what my youthful memory wants me to think. 1,285 more words

There’s this kind of subterranean liquid of emotion and memory and upbringing and class that the superego tries to shape into an identifiable self. This chaotic fluid like consciousness has its own dynamic and sense of direction which conflicts with the Superego from time to time. 27 more words

One cauchemar 

Last night dreamt I,

Law student at Harvard was I.

Queer seemed it quite,

Since never liked I to practice law in life.

Ego, superego, subconscious, insanity, 24 more words


Basics of psychoanalytic perspective

There are three key subsystems within the personality of an individual: the Id, ego, and superego. Id is the source of instinctual drives of two types: (a) constructive drives, and (b) destructive drives. 428 more words


What is Freud's Structural Model of The Human Psyche and How Can We Utilize It?

 “The ego is not master in its own house.” 
Sigmund Freud

In exploring the innerworkings of the mind Freud created the Structural Model of the Human Psyche. 1,153 more words

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