By Celia Green
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They will deprive themselves of 32 everything they want rather than miss the opportunity of doing this. * It is supposed that self-sacrifice is the prerogative of altruism. On the contrary; the sacrifices of sadism are the greater. The desire for exceptional achievement is no longer of central importance to the mature person. Even if the opportunity for such achievement were offered him, he would regard it as only secondary to his interest in ensuring that other people cannot achieve anything either.
Perhaps one should say it is identical with it, though in incomplete forms it may be appropriate to describe the perception in one of these two ways rather than the other. Normally, people only 'see existence' in flashes, but this is the result of the prevailing quality of their emotions — or of the motivation on which they are operating, which comes to the same thing. To 'see existence' may be terrifying or liberating; both qualities follow from the fact that it is absolutely incompatible with normal attitudes.
Only sexual forms of jealousy are ever discussed. If the jealousy of a mother for her grown-up daughter, or father for son, is presented as a literary or psychoanalytic theme, it is presented purely in terms of sexual competition. It is never suggested that the older person would automatically feel jealousy for any consciousness into which no pre-occupation with irreversible deterioration has yet entered. The conclusion seems unavoidable that purely physical jealousy must govern the attitudes of the human race, both as individuals and collectively, towards the young.
Advice to clever children. by Celia Green