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INFLUENCE OF REALITY Related to this problem is that of the influence of reality
on unconscious impulses. For Freud, an id impulse is a discrete entity having no
intrinsic relatedness to anything else in the world, not even other id impulses.
As it appears to us, the question is not whether there exist id impulses of the sort
Freud describes. Any psychoanalyst will testify to the occurrence of fantasy
impulses that exist without regard to reality, common sense, logic, or even
To be impulse-aware, to know that we really want and need love, respect,
knowledge, a philosophy, self-actualization, etc.— this is a ... To many it still
means the acquisition of a set of inhibitions and controls of the intrinsic impulses.
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