Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Money Wisdom #189

"The child 'has no anxiety about losing things.' Everything the child has sensed passes through his love, and is illuminated by it: 'And whatever has once been lit up in love remains as an image, never to be lost, and the image is possession; that is why children are so rich.' (Rilke's thought is complimented by Freud's remark on happiness: 'Happiness is the deferred fulfillment of a prehistoric wish. That is why wealth brings so little happiness; money is not an infantile wish.')

Norman O Brown Life against Death - The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History (1959) p.67

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