• A tyrannous and gluttonous demand for affection can be a horrible thing. But in ordinary life no one calls a child selfish because it turns for comfort to its mother; nor an adult who turns to his fellow "for company." Those, whether children or adults, who do so least are not usually the most selfless.

    C. S. Lewis (1971). “The Four Loves”, p.15, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt