Freud Civilization and Its Discontents

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Freud defines the id as being a "general mass of sensations". What he means by this is that there are, at this stage, no boundaries between external environment and oneself. The id according to Freud is the only part that is present at birth. At this stage a person doesn't understand how their actions have anything to do with, or affect their surrounding environment and vice versa. Thus, their actions might or might not conflict …

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…which is why he might have felt the way that he did about technology. I believe that not only would his views have remained the same today, but in fact they would have been even more justified. How many a time does one hear, "My computer crashed, what am I going to do now?" This exemplifies the fact that we have reached a point where we literally rely on technology and can't function without it!!