Yesterday we had a conversation (again) about the selfishness of individuals in society, and how this is leading to anti-social behaviour, like mowing down a bunch of innocent people with a van, because we can’t get a date..
I’m not usually a huge fan of Freud. But I think his model is perfect in this case.
The ID is winning.
The internet is giving the ID a platform, and allowing it a voice of it own. Ignoring the superego. Who needs the voice of reason anymore? It’s just a downer. Morals are passé.
You can satisfy any pleasure on the internet. You will find someone who will agree with you. Encourage you.
The selfish is shouting over and drowning out the selfless.
We call people Egocentric but I think it’s is more they are “ID-centric” or i guess the correct term is idiocentric
Egocentric is focused on what you think of me, “do you like me?”
Idiocentric is focused on what I am and what I want, “gimme, now”
I think the issue is we, society, are becoming ID-centric. And that is the antithesis of society. Egocentric care about other, well, about their opinion, ID-centric does not. F*ck what you want or need, it’s all about me. I don’t care about what you think, I only care about what I want, right now. I NEED immediate gratification.
The past year, I have listened to my ID. Doing what I want, when I want to, because I want to. In the past month things have changed…
Who do you listen to? Your ID, or your ego?