Rousseau claimed that due to an individual’s selfish needs, the consequences from such selfish actions cannot be cured unless they gain experience from its inevitable outcomes. Moreover, he claims that egotism of an individual cannot be cured in the first place, let alone to try such methods of improvement. However, from an early stage when an individual develops such characteristics, it is hopeful to overcome the powerful affect of selfishness rather than letting it develop into the individuals personality. He further explains this phenomenon by advising individuals to not “waste your breath on this matter as it is useless to try and evoke this characteristic out of an individual as all men are prone to the same weakness. You should let them experience the dire consequences of it rather than try to explain it to because that is the only way they can overcome it” . Also, he sustained, “[One] shall meet sometime else, if the fortunes allow us to, and we shall continue this argument at a later date.” With this, he stood up and bade farewell to Freud who sat there alone for a long time afterwards, slipping back into his thoughts.
卢梭称，由于一个人的自私的需要，从这种自私的行为的后果无法治愈，除非他们得到从它的必然成果的经验。此外，他认为，一个人不能利己主义首先是治愈，让独自尝试这种方法的改进。然而，从早期的阶段，当一个人的发展的这种特性，有望克服自私的强大的影响，而不是让它发展成个人人格。他进一步解释这种现象的建议个人“不浪费你的呼吸在这件事上是无用的努力，唤起这一特点的个人所有的人都倾向于相同的弱点。你应该让他们经历可怕的后果，而不是试图解释它，因为那是他们唯一可以克服它”[ 17 ]。同时，他持续，“[一]要见面的人，如果命运让我们，我们将在以后的日子里继续这一论点。”这一点，他站起来，向佛洛伊德告别他独自一人坐在那里很长一段时间之后，回到自己的思想。