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4. According to Freud, societies are sustained through our ego, in the factuality that it is was really protects us from our wrong deeds that we do, since in his theory he believes that we are all born evil in his mind. And that the super ego we have (society, mommy & daddy) that tell us what to do and how to follow the rules as we live, which shows that nature is not the cause of our morals but that we barley tolerate other help in order to survive amongst each other because as Freud implies, we as Americans are just individualistic. 108 6. The pleasure principle in the Omelas is the idea that there is a lonely child in a basement, in a tiny room that the people of Omelas come and visit that are both young and old, men and women, they live with so much happiness and joy throughout their city under the condition that no one may say a single nice thing to this child, or even bother to help him/her for that if they do, all the happiness in their city would be forever gone. While the moral sense in the Omelas is a difficult one to perceive due to that it means helping a dire child in need more than anything over all the joy that the city of Omelas brings to its citizens. And it very much so is a difficult guilt that these people have to live with knowing that there is child that can obviously be helped in the city, but won’t be for that these people’s lives are far too good to give up. 171 7. One interesting thing that I learned through Freud’s video would be that back then doctors had only prescribed medicines for patients with mental disabilities, and it was Freud who was the first to step in and actually apply the aspect of listening to these patients and have conversations with them to relive their anxieties. Another thing I have learned through this video was Freud’s view on the unconscious mind and that when we are conscious we only see the tip of the iceberg, but in an unconscious state we revile a more true self that makes us who we really...
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