Theory & Practice

The ‘ego’ and its independence.

Freudian thinking posits the ego as independent of other drives; tasked with self preservation and dealing with the demands of reality. The principle of ‘reality’ is arguably subjective; considering risk, making ‘appropriate’ decisions. In conflict with ‘phantasies’ – perhaps an underlying, ever present tension? So how do we satisfy need?¬†By learning to develop a ‘healthy… Read More The ‘ego’ and its independence.