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March 30, 2020

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Erich Fromm: The Antidote to Helplessness and Disorientation

Hope is a decisive element in any attempt to bring about social change in the direction of greater aliveness, awareness, and reason. But the nature of hope is often misunderstood and confused with attitudes that have nothing to do with hope and in fact are the very opposite.

– Erich Fromm –

Erich Fromm: The Antidote to Helplessness and Disorientation

“To be human is to be a miracle of evolution conscious of its own miraculousness — a consciousness beautiful and bittersweet, for we have paid for it with a parallel awareness not only of our fundamental improbability but of our staggering fragility, of how physiologically precarious our survival is and how psychologically vulnerable our sanity. To make that awareness bearable, we have evolved a singular faculty that might just be the crowning miracle of our consciousness: hope.” { read more }

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For another thought-provoking perspective on hope, read Margaret Wheatley’s case for “Finding Hope in Hopelessness.” { more }

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