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Ad Lib
Thoughts on the "id"...

 

Ad Lib

Thoughts on the "id" ...

One of the problems with working too much is that we don’t get a chance to act on our id impulses. There is always something else to do rather than indulging in that forbidden pleasure. Most of the people I know who exercise their ids regularly are either unemployed or in jail.
DONNA BRENT, visiting assistant professor of education

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Although pondering the psyche is fun, I think it can also
be dangerous. At some point we cannot blame our subconscious for our actions. After all, no matter how
many divisions we make of human consciousness, we
are each but one person, and therefore responsible.
HEATHER MOORE ’08, history and government major

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If you can call some people egotistical, can you call others idtistical? In any event, I always had to look “id” up! That’s
a word that looks like it should never be spoken.
DENNIS CONWAY, director of campus safety

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My paintings are maps of a place somewhere between the land of Nod and the land of Id.
JOSH DORMAN ’88, artist

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Why will someone always talk when a certain issue arises and never contribute when anything else is on the table? Why will a student fixate on a seemingly random issue in class, when it seems out of place for her character? These habitual patterns are instances where I can see “the id” in play. My own impulsive nature makes it feel like the lines between my id, ego, and superego are pretty blurry.
MOLLY APPEL ’07, anthropology major


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