My kids recently tested my gangsta’, a package with my name on it arrived at the house. I imagine they waited all day to see what was inside; with all eyes on me they watched in wondrous amazement as I opened it. The look on their face was priceless once they realized it contained socks. They said: “You’ve spent a lot of money on socks.” I said: Yo’ mama. No, I really said “Also on food, clothing, shelter, summer camp, North Carolina Dance Theatre, basketball camp …”
According to Freud, our self-concept (our sense of ourselves, including our confidence, our pride, and our sense of attractiveness to others) stems from three sources:
- The residue of our original primary narcissism, which never fully disappears.
- Our fulfillment of the imagined expectations of our ideal ego [Example] Our sense of being virtuous.
- Finally, the satisfaction we get when our love is returned to us.
Mr. TramueL's corollary; people need love, to be seen, heard, and understood.Read More