Reading the topic of this blog post may have lead you into believing that this may be another article summing up Freud’s theory on the id, ego, and superego. Most people are familiar with this theory which provides a psychological explanation of our mental health and certain stages in our lives. I won’t reiterate the theory, however, I’m going to discuss the Super Ego. It's the moral part of our minds and how it relates to life.
When we were a child we thought as a child, when we become an adult we are to think as an adult. Sometimes our attitudes or emotional reactions are immature until later in our adult lives. We grow to learn that not only can we not have what it is we want when we want it, but what we want is not always what we need. The superego is the last part of the mind to develop. What I like to think of as the point in our lives where we have discovered ourselves. We know who we are and what it is that we want out of life. When we reach this point we begin to work towards betterment. Being knowledgeable of and accepting reality.
It’s at this point that we understand and separate our wants from our needs. It’s important to reach a stage in life where you are measuring your actions in order to stay in line with future goals and aspirations. This is a point in life where your morals and ethics govern your everyday behavior. The point in life where your standards and level of excellence have increased for the mere fact that you now have an understanding of what is right and what is wrong, what should be and what needs to be.
Identify with this stage in life. Embrace all of you and be rational about the decisions you make. Don’t be a statistic of the pleasure principle. Irrational thinking and instant gratification can have many consequences. Be in a healthy state of mind in order to make healthy decisions.
Where are you in your life? Have you reached a level of maturity where your superego is the dominating state of mind?
...From My Thoughts To Yours, Jamara