Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Quote of the Day (Erich Fromm, on Giving)

“Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy. I experience myself as overflowing, spending, alive, hence as joyous. Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.”— German-American psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm (1900-1980), The Art of Loving (1958)

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