I wouldn't say that as adults we lose our pursuit of equality. It's just that we're getting more suspicious about the others when we had bad experience, eg. people lied to us or abused our good nature. In essence our relative egoism has the funtion of self-protection. After a while when we're getting to know some people better we're becoming more open-minded, nicer and more altruistic. At the time when we start to like someone we are becoming happy to see them happy.
Last edited by Maximuffin; 11-06-2012 at 20:30.
I guess that altruism is something that you learn because the egoism about our own survival (in general, in society etc.) is deeply rooted in our minds.
@yonex83: Myself couldn't be jelaous of my friends. I could envy them but not be jealous.
This depends on our personality.
For instance I would react with happiness for my friends and motivation for myself.
I focus more on me and think about what I could do better instead of thinking why didn't I achieve the same and he/she did.
Last edited by Maximuffin; 19-06-2012 at 00:53.