Contrary to Nietszche, Freud believed that individuals were naturally born bad and it was society which made him or her bad. Freud believed that individuals were born with an id. The id is composed of ones biological drives, such as aggression and sexual desires. The id repressed by society and expressed through the primary process. The primary process expressed humans’ innate qualities. These qualities such as Freud’s idea of the “dirty little secret” which made humans naturally corrupt. By following the guidelines of society according to ones, conscience human progress can be achieved. The innate qualities of ones id can only lead to failure if this primary process is acted upon.
I believe a valid idea of Freud’s is to let society tell you what is right and wrong. This is why I feel that Nietzsche is invalid in his reasoning. If society is not present to tell you what you are doing is wrong, then how are individuals controlled? Nietzsche states that humans are innately born good and it was society that makes you bad. If rules from society today are not present and it is the will that governs how you act, then society as we know it would be in total chaos. Serial killers and the mentally insane would completely corrupt the masses as murder and rape are to run wild with no control. According to Freud if these id drives of aggression and sexuality are not controlled then the natural evil tendencies of humans would destroy the stability of any society.