On vulnerability

Everybody is vulnerable at every stage of their lives; everybody is subject to illness, accident, personal tragedy, political and economic reality. This doesn’t mean that people aren’t also resilient and resourceful. Bearing other people’s vulnerability — which means sharing in it imaginatively and practically without needing to get rid of it, to yank people out of it — entails being able to bear one’s own. Indeed it would be realistic to say that what we have in common is our vulnerability; it is the medium of contact between us, what we most fundamentally recognize in each other.

 

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Author: Hanz

No Meat Athlete, Ultra-runner and part time Buddhist located in Hamburg, Germany. Do not expect big articles or in-depth discussions since your looking into my digital scrapbook.