(Id)leness & Pr(Es)sure

A prose poem

“What if we were to reverse this picture, so that the profound desire of the id is to sleep, and it is the superego that constantly harasses and presses for frenetic activity, with the ego caught in the middle doing its best to curb the superego’s ferocious enthusiasm (and thus bring itself closer in line with the drowsy id)?

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What culture is, in the first place, is a stream of implicit and explicit commands to ‘Wake up!,’ keep on living, working, producing, consuming, copulating, loving, and enjoying: without

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