The ability to abstain from sex for a continuous span (thirty years is an arbitrary metric, in my opinion) acts as a consequence of the wizard archetype. Therefore, abstinence is not indicative of wizardly virtue, but rather the greatest virtue of wizardry (intuition and personal insight) necessitates this abstinence. The modern wizard believes they abstain from sex due to innate repulsiveness, the so and so feature of their physique that they find unattractive, they condemn societal and cultural circumstances. They transform the object of their desire (primarily succubi) into loathing, despising that which they cannot obtain. I don’t think wizards, by your definition, are wizards at all. Also, all of what I said above resonates with the point I was trying to convey in my original post.
For some reason, the modern wizard, instead of looking within and adopting their natural virtue instead attempt to mask their preoccupation with a deceptive both outward and internal appearance of superiority or a simple pathological resentment for that which they want to have but cannot obtain. It’s curious how so many self-proclaimed wizards seem to be solely focused on the ineptitude we display against other archetypes in society who have a much greater dominion over social interplay. That is actually one of the weaknesses of the wizard. The fundamental anxiety that the wizard assuages is the inability to control their surroundings. The wizard is at its root a personality device developed to maintain control during a period in a person’s life when assertiveness was not allowed. It's why so many wizards seem to also have issues with impulsivity and lack of restraint, myself included.
I suspect this anxiety stems partly from this societal imperative. Societal expectations are the antithesis of the archetypal wizard’s natural desires. It could be argued that this division between this the ethical component of the modern wizard’s pathology is providing a moral standard based on society’s expectations of them which dictates their ego, leading to a split between the projections cast upon them vs. their intrapsychic impulses.
Do you think that wizards in general are dying as a breed? It seems that more often than not, archetypes can be repressed due to historicPost too long. Click here to view the full text.