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According to Sigmund Freud the reason for people misery and suffering is because of civilization He makes an argument that civilization is to control and limit each persons natural desires there for it could never be comfortable for humans The civilization is suppose to protect and serve for humans When we are born in this world we sacrifice a portion of their happiness in the interest of greater security Civilization and its Discontents p59 Sigmund Freud introduces his structure theory in society He now proposed a structure theory of the mind which visualizes the mind as divided into three distinct yet interacting agencies the id the wholly unconscious domain of the mind consisting of the drives and of material later repressed the ego which is partly conscious and contains the defense mechanisms and the capacities to calculate reason and plan and the super ego also only partly conscious which harbors the conscience and beyond that unconscious feeling of guilt Civilization and Its Discontents p xx-xxi Freud theory is trying to enforce that with a balance between the Id ego and super ego is the key to a healthy personality Fraud explains how we use different things to make out self happy when really we are unhappy in society His first point drives toward handling suffering in your life and how we try to avoid it such as by being intoxicated or even the shift of sexual desire which is referred to as displacement of the libido Civilization and Its Discontents p64 Then he makes a reference to love aggression and civilization all at once Sigmund Freud believe that civilization is based on aggression and it is not based on love at all He makes a spiritual reference Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself and does believe that that will ever work The statement we sacrifice a portion of their happiness in the interest of greater security Civilization and its Discontents p59
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