The depth of the mortal mind has yet to be fully understood. The brain within all of man remains the most alien thing to this ever advancing civilization. Which ushers me to the human ego. What is an ego? In 1923, Sigmund Freud, a neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, wrote a book titled, “The Ego and the ID”. Within this book Freud mentions the ego being the part of the id which has been modified by the direct influence of the external world. The significance of this is illustrated by your own behavior. For example, when someone compares you to your parents or siblings. This is the result of your ego’s development starting from when you were born. Your constant exposure to your parents or siblings facilitates an adaptation to your familiar environments. The brain, being excellent at pattern recognition, figures out a logical way as to what those patterns suggest, thus ascertaining what will happen next. This is further exhibited when the id is pushing hard for an immediate pleasure, causing the brain to develop defense mechanisms to combat anxiety and maintain a positive self-image. The exotifying ingenuity of this succors one’s own individuality. Cultivating in the mold that others make of you, until you yourself have taken shape in said mold of non-individuality.
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