--- aliases: [relationships, relationship] --- #rationality #cooperation #social # [[Epistemic status]] #shower-thought # Related - [[Biology/Sex]] # Relationships #to-digest ![[Pasted image 20220621085719.png]] >We have to conclude that all the feelings of **sympathy, friendship, trust and so forth which we expend in life are genetically connected with sexuality and have developed out of purely sexual desires by an enfeebling of their sexual aim**, however pure and non-sensual they may appear in the forms they take on to our conscious self-perception. To begin with we knew none but sexual objects; psycho-analysis shows us that those persons whom in real life we merely respect or are fond of may be sexual objects to us in our unconscious minds still. >~ [[Ernest Becker]] ![[DALL·E 2022-07-11 08.24.20 - A group of friends sensually close, gazing at each other, during a sunny day, painting by Van Gogh.png]] ![[DALL·E 2022-07-11 08.25.05 - A group of friends sensually close, gazing at each other, during a sunny day, painting by Van Gogh.png]] ![[DALL·E 2022-07-10 18.53.43 - A group of friends holding hands in a circle, gazing at each other, during a sunny day, painting by Van Gogh.png]] ![[DALL·E 2022-07-11 08.25.45 - A group of friends sensually close, gazing at each other, during a sunny day, painting by Picasso.png]] ![[DALL·E 2022-07-10 18.48.10 - A man holding his friend's head with both hands, a strong light emanating from it spreading in the space, painting by Escher.png]] ![[DALL·E 2022-07-10 18.49.29 - A man holding his friend's head with both hands, a strong light emanating from it spreading in the space, painting by Van Gogh.png]] ![[DALL·E 2022-07-10 18.52.28 - Two strong men gazing into each other eyes and holding hands, a sparkling light enlightening them, painting by Van Gogh.png]] ![[DALL·E 2022-08-04 21.43.23 - A lovely tightly enlaced group of friends under a beautiful starry sky full of hearts, painting by Van Gogh.png]] ![[DALL·E 2022-08-06 20.50.02 - A lovely group of friends meditating in circle under a beautiful shiny sky, painting by Van Gogh.png]] ![[DALL·E 2022-08-06 20.52.30 - A lovely group of friends sitting in circle under a sparkling sun, hearts & birds flying above them, painting by Van Gogh.png]] ## [[Transference]] >It wants the human connection. That is the core of the whole transference phenomenon, and it is impossible to argue it away, because relationship to the self is at once relationship to our fellow man >~ [[Ernest Becker]]