Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called “equality.”
In erotic love, two people who were separate become one. In motherly love, two people who were one become separate. The mother must not only tolerate, she must wish and support the child’s separation.
Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”
If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to the rest of his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
I want the loved person to grow and unfold for his own sake, and in his own ways, and not for the purpose of serving me.
Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy.
Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.
Fairness meaning not to use fraud and trickery in the exchange of commodities and services, and in the exchange of feelings.
Even good deeds by the enemy are considered a sign of particular devilishness, meant to deceive us and the world, while our bad deeds are necessary and justified by our noble goals which they serve.
Do we refer to love as the mature answer to the problem of existence, or do we speak of those immature forms of love which may be called symbiotic union?