segunda-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2013

our constant problem

Nothing is as hard to supress as the will to be  slave to one´s pettiness. Gallantly, ceaselessly, quietly, man must fight for inner liberty. Inner liberty dependes upon being exempt from domination of things as well as from domination of people. There are many who have acquiered a high degree of political and social liberty, but only very few are not enslaved to things. This is our constant problem - how to live with people and remain free, how to live with things and remain independent.
 Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath, FSG Classics, 2005, p. 89.