Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.
It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough.
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost?
The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.