The Inevitability of Id

An argument I’ve been  hearing with increasing frequency:

Domestic quarrels.

Impulse control issues.

Inappropriate behavior.

Destructive tendencies.

Violence.

Is disruptive, reckless, or otherwise out-of-control behavior inevitable?

The one thing I never hear – in all the admissions of anguish and recognition that the problems are real – is the idea that maybe, just maybe, we could ask ourselves/each other to try to behave ourselves?

A half-century after we began hearing arguments that self-control is undesirable, we are now starting to believe it isn’t even possible.

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