The id is the only component of personality that is present from birth. The id is driven by the pleasure principle, which strives for desires, wants, and needs. When I was a baby my mom said I never cried unless I fell or I was afraid of something. I never cried if I was hungry because my mom always fed me at a certain time and I always knew when that time came. At the ages of 2-5 I remember my mom always fed me at 6 a.m. To use the bathroom and eat when Sesame Street came on or when I came home from school she would put a tape on like Barney or the lion king so I knew it was almost dinner time. Since I’m always hungry in the morning I’ve gotten use to waking up in the morning to do my daily morning routine and when I get home at night I usually raid my kitchen and cook something.
The ego makes peace between the id and superego it operates on the reality principle. As a child your taught what’s right and what’s wrong. The reality principle weighs the costs and benefits of an action before deciding to act upon or abandon impulses. I never really did anything bad when I was a kid because I was always the one to tell my friends no that’s bad you shouldn’t do that. For example in 1st grade my friends decided they wanted to mess with neighbors kids because they were picking