The second trait of narcissism in which asceticism plays a role is blankness. “If only I could feel”—in this formula the self-denial and self-absorption reach a perverse fulfillme. . .
The reigning belief today is that closeness between persons is a moral good. The reigning aspiration today is to develop individual personality through experiences of closeness and warm. . .
[There are] code words used today to measure the 'authenticity' of relationships or other persons. We speak of whether we can personally 'relate' to events or other persons, and whether. . .
Lo que hoy tiene de particular la incertidumbre es que existe sin la amenaza de un desastre histórico; y en cambio, está integrada en las prácticas cotidianas de un capitalismo vigor. . .