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Examples of ways Thanatos has affected your behavior.
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Thanatos: Freud uses this term to explain our inner self. He says that inside each of us there is a force, Thanatos, that causes us to do the exact opposite of what we really want to do, it causes us to sabotage our dreams, it causes us to make ourselves miserable, to disgrace ourselves, to sink right down to the gutter

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    I think the assignment is very clear. It is asking how thanatos has affected YOUR behavior, not mine.

    Once you have written up your thoughts, be sure to re-post; then someone here will be happy to give you feedback.

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    so i just have to list some examples. right?

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    I'd start with a list, yes, as your brainstorming (idea gathering). Then I'd choose three or four to write up in detail.

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    I don't like to fight but to impress others I pose as I can fight and hence I am lost in that false posing of me. I should not do this, because this way I am ditching myself and this then can hurt later when we face the repercussion of those acts.
    I am not rich and looking at those who are rich I want to be like them and pose the same way but I know I am wrongly projecting myself. This way I am degrading myself by feeling lower than them.

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    Good start. Now you just need to include some specific results. For the first one, did you actually get into a fight and get hurt? For the second one, did you go to a party or other function where you ended up being embarrassed when someone asked you some questions that you couldn't answer -- or maybe people laughed because you couldn't answer well enough? Be specific.

    Details make your writing stronger, whether you're writing for a philosophy class, an English class, a history class, or whatever.

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    One of my friend Josh whose dad owns 20 or more gas station invited me to his party. When I went to the party most of them were wearing their suit. I was wearing casual clothing that I usually wear at school. I was pretty embarrassed surrounded by their style. I really looked lame and didn't speak professionally. I am not rich and looking at those who are rich I want to be like them and pose the same way but I know I am wrongly projecting myself. This experience made me feel worthless and I wanted to just burn my self.
    I don't like to fight but

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