chapter  4
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The Pathos of Parenthood

BETWEEN parents and children there is always war-of one kind or another. This is unavoidable. I t is the same between husbands and wives. I t is a common occurrence between all people who are chained together, although none of them is to be blamed for their lack of freedom, although society or public opinion, concretely or abstractly, in a real or imaginary way, is the guilty party. Even if they love each other, they also hate each other-not to speak of the fact that any love, that love as such, contains an element of hatred, and that one loves for selfish purposes only.