- The ego represents what we call reason and sanity, in contrast to the id which contains the passions (Sigmund Freud)
The word normal, I would much rather use the adjective ‘innocent’, has been abused and misunderstood ever since the “science” of psychology took off with Sigmund Freud. I place the word ‘science’ in quotation marks because, again, most of it is more art and guesswork than hard facts.
Innocent means there is no danger to the teen or to others. Let’s face it; sometimes the adolescent goes to extreme emotional states which may easily convert into violent actions. We have seen enough cases of shootings in schools to provoke a slew of regrets as to what may have prevented the tragedy.