21. The Superego is the Moral Conscience
Throwing a temper tantrum because you want a snack may be okay when you are a toddler, but at some point, you have to grow up and learn to interact with a world that doesn’t care about what you want. Hence the superego develops as a person’s moral conscience. It is constantly battling with the id: seek immediate pleasure now (id) or have a meaningful role in society (superego).