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Nietzsche and Freud both had the same idea that society was a major factor effecting ones behavior However they differed in their perception of the innate qualities of humans and how human progress is best achieved It will be shown in this paper how Nietzsche and Freud differ in their perception of the innate qualities of humans Nietzsche believed that humans were innately good and that the essence of humans lied within their will Freud believed that humans innate qualities were bad and it was society which was needed to suppress these qualities Nietzsche felt that society had too much control over individuals He states that society had adopted a type of slave morality Nietzsche felt that if the individual wanted to succeed he or she had to break free of society to better him or herself The basis of this idea was the theory of the will Nietzsche believed the will was the human essence Will is an innate quality because it is not conscience from what society says Nietzsche believed that individuals were basically born good and it was society that made one bad In order to avoid society corrupting an individual one had to follow their will He wanted the will to be unobstructed by society and in order to do this one had to do away with conscience and consciousness Conscience is ones sense of right or wrong which comes from what society says Nietzsche believed that ones consciousness is an illusion and it must be abandoned By leaving behind what society said and following ones will the individual could achieve greatness Success and progress is best achieved according to Nietzsche only when there is an infinite expression of the will present Freud felt it was society that was beneficial to the individual Contrary to Nietszche Freud believed that individuals were naturally born bad and it was society which made him or her bad Freud believed that individuals were born with
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