THURMAN’S CORNER – 5/10/21
A Sense of Self
In the presence of human need, we may detach ourselves, on the ground that it is no concern of ours or that we do not wish to become involved or that we are too sensitive to expose ourselves to much that is distasteful… It must never be forgotten that we cannot escape a certain basic attachment in terms of responsibility for our world and the things that are done in it. This is an intimate part of the price we pay for being alive. Social responsibility does not provide for complete detachment, despite the fact that the point of direct participation in social sin may be several steps removed from my point of operation.
From his book “Deep Is The Hunger”