- 一般社団法人 日本人間関係学会
- 人間関係学研究 (ISSN:13408186)
- vol.16, no.1, pp.43-51, 2009-12-25 (Released:2017-11-01)
Following the author's former paper, the essence of "ego-experience (Ich-Erlebnis)" is a transformation of young people's "being-in-the-world (etre-dans-le-monde)" by the "annihilating function (neantisation)" which is, following Sartre's phenomenological-ontological thought, the most radical function of their conscience. This experience is so common among young people that it is often chosen as a theme in their self-expressions. For example, OKA Masafumi, who committed suicide at the age of 12, left many poems that have close relations to his own "ego-experience" in "I'm 12 years old". But this experience, on the other hand, gives young people so great a shock that it drives them into a serious "adolescence-crisis". In this paper it will be aimed to show the relation between the "ego-experience" and the "adolescence-crisis" using Oka as a case and Sartre's thought as a guide. In general, young people experience the separation from the "life-world (Lebenswelt)" after their "ego-experience". It means that they lose close relations with others around them, which are the foundation of their existence, and fall into the "homelessness". On the other hand, they are aware of their temporality after their "ego-experience". But they are often aware of their own death, which is their ultimate future, not as a ruin but as a triviality that can never harm their existence. So young people often commit suicide for too trivial or too abstract reasons. But they are also aware of the sexual relations founded by love with others as a new foundation of their existence. It means that for young people it is quite important to think about sexual relations with others in order to go through their "adolescence-crisis".