How does an adolescent manage to go into politics in the strict sense of the word ? The love of ideals, which sometimes make such a noisy appearance at this time in one’s existence, is probably the most decisive factor in this. Still we must pinpoint the components of this love, and the different categories of ideals concerned, which Freud only sketched out in the second part of his work. Then one perceives that access to the political presupposes both adhesion to the most universal ideals and respect for the narcissistic, partial and social ideals imposed by existence. This is thus the source of permanent conflicts and the adolescent can only handle these within the group by entering into political discourse in the larger sense, and thus by appealing to those ideals by their name without getting taken in by their limits. It is in this way that he takes them upon himself and acts as a subject, a subject that is necessarily torn between often contradictory imperatives, but who takes the risk of speaking up for his own convictions.