gratification of desire

See: indulgence
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Not only could I walk and talk across town in the knowledge that I was breaking few laws that mattered, I also enjoyed a rare freedom in the world, to explore the gratification of desire.
The action which prompts this transition from primary narcissism to subjectivity is the father's command that the infant defer his or her gratification of desire for the mother; it is a self-enforcing and self-validating limitation of gratification which is based ultimately on the father's right to enjoy gratification before and in excess of the infant's gratification.
Games for a child mean the real gratification of desires such as the desire for dominance and showoff (Adler).