Freud offered the hope of being able to endure and live without fear of one’s unconscious conflicts, but he never offered freedom from them. (Adler, 1957)
Corey, using Adler’s concepts, may become aware of their deepest impulses and fictional finalism and, with conscious intent, create his own personalities and lifestyles to achieve the highest goals. In the end, Adler’s position was almost the complete antithesis of Freud’s which emphasized that behavior is largely determined by forces we are unaware of. (Adler, 1957)
By restoring consciousness to the center of personality, Adler aroused Freud’s ire. For Freud, Adler espoused the illusion he had sought to destroy. (Bruck, 1978) In the case of Corey, his actions as a result of his decisions which he made with his awareness of the possible consequences as well as the implications that may be brought about by his deeds
Feelings of inferiority. All children start life with feeling of inferiority because they are completely dependent on adults for survival. This feeling of being weak, inferior, and impotent stimulates an intense desire to seek power, thereby overcoming the feelings of inferiority. (Adler, 1957)
"The final goal is a fictional creation of the individual–an imagined ideal situation of perfection, completion, or overcoming. Movement toward the final goal is motivated by a striving to overcome the feelings of inferiority. Although the final goal represents a subjective, fictional view of the future, it is what guides the person in the present." (Adler, 1933)
In relation to this concept, Corey is an adolescent, 16 years of age, who wants to express freedom and power through his independence from the restrictions set by his parents. He wanted to feel responsible by being able to make decisions on his own without consulting his parents first. It is possible that Corey felt inferior when his parents are around due to the fact that he knows that he is completely dependent on them when it comes to finances and other aspects. .