To be a good human…..


To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the human condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it’s based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from its fragility.”

~Martha Nussbaum (taken from this BrainPickings article)

On yesterday’s theme again, a thought about openness, trust, and accepting the tragic rather than retreating (more at the link).

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