Not done Sir, but doing.

Plenty is doing.

"....repressing an instinct is like building a wall across [a] valley without making any provision for the piled-up waters being somehow drained away. In such a case one of three things may happen. The first is that the wall of repression may from time to time be broken through, and the pent-up energy rush down its old channel in an orgy of primitive passion, like the relapses of the converted drunkard, or the outbursts of the prodigal son of an over-strict home. Such debacles, like the dam-bursts of a real country, do more harm than the unrestrained river would have created.... The second thing that can happen....is that the water behind the wall may seep through in secret places [cf. perversions].... (We prevent emulation in the school....and it finds expression in seeing who can smoke most cigarettes, or know most swear words).... But thirdly, and perhaps worst, our dam may be a success. The valley below may be quite dry (and sterile), a Pyrrhic victory won at the cost of absorbing the whole energy of the land in preserving and strengthening the dam. The need of restraining that imprisoned force neutralizes whatever else of force the individual possesses, and a tremendous mental conflict is set up, the more disastrous because its existence is denied, or is even unknown to consciousness."

Godfrey H. THOMSON, 1924, Instinct, Intelligence and Character. London : George Allen & Unwin.

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