Functionalist ideas of associations with need are simply described. Elements that help cope with the user's environment are considered good, and optionally parts of the self. The closer an element comes to fulfilling need, the better the element is seen to be.
Sadistic ideas of associations with need are similarly simple. The energy of desire and need can be channelled to create any desired effect in the user. By setting up perceived needs for the user, and providing channels that seem to promise fulfilment of the needs, but use the energy to other purposes, useful work is done. The greater the frustration of need, the greater the perception of need, and the greater the force that can be harnessed.
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