Early Freudianism saw a feeling of omnipotence as intrinsic to early childhood. ‘As Freud and Ferenczi have shown, the child lives in a sort of megalomania for a long period…the “fiction of omnipotence”‘. At birth. ‘the baby is everything as far as he knows – “all powerful”…every step he takes towards establishing his own limits and boundaries will be painful because he’ll have to lose this original God-like feeling of omnipotence’.
— Wikipedia on Omnipotence
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