-- by Horatio Algeranon
The Diatribe is filled with rage
By those who never passed the stage
When Ego is free of Super’s cage.
From About.com "Psychology"
The last component of personality to develop is the superego. The superego is the aspect of personality that holds all of our internalized moral standards and ideals that we acquire from both parents and society--our sense of right and wrong. The superego provides guidelines for making judgments. According to Freud, the superego begins to emerge at around age five.
So, the "stage" referred to above ends pretty early for most folks. But, for some, it never ends.