Monday, November 20, 2017

Clarification of Freud Definition of Ego

This was started out by a "quote" from Buddhism about how our "ego is like dust in our eyes."
Ron Alexander The Buddha talked about how our minds our thoughts get in our way, however, the "ego" is a modern psych. concept created by Freud. It has been distorted be "new age" thinkers into a dualistic devil, which goes completely against what Freud meant: "the conscious connection between the id (lower brain)and super ego (higher brain).
Dee Marlowe Yes ... Freud saw them as Systems but certainly NOT part of the brain!
Your correct Ron ... id, ego and super ego ... all ARE NEEDED actually, part of growth ... the idea is to become PARTNERS in life, not enemies!
Ron Alexander ID - LOWER BRAIN (snake brain) OR SURVIVAL ISSUES & Super Ego, Higher brain or Rational Thinking,
Dee Marlowe Yes dear ... but there ARE 3 ... not just 2 ...
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Ron Alexander Meher Baba writes about the ego in his discourses, as how it is needed in our maturation, until we get to a point Spiritually where we don't need it any more.

Ron Alexander You mean 3 by Id, Ego and Superego right?

Ron Alexander O.K. According to Freud's model of the psyche, the id is the primitive and instinctual part of the mind that contains sexual and aggressive drives and hidden memories, the super-ego operates as a moral conscience, and the ego is the realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and the super-ego.

Although each part of the personality comprises unique features, they interact to form a whole, and each part makes a relative contribution to an individual's behavior.
"id is the primitive and instinctual part of the mind - that is the lower part of the brain (upper part of spinal cord, nicknamed the snake brain) So one of three is not bad...Also, "mediatior" = "Conscious Connector" and the rational part of our brain is where we can make moral decisions. 


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