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July 7, 2018

Bearing other people’s vulnerability—which means bearing it imaginatively—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.

—Adam Phillips
  British psychoanalyst and writer (b.1954)

Source: On Kindness (buy from Amazon)

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