Saturday, October 31, 2020

My Suchness | Quote by Erich Fromm

In fact, the living human being cannot be described at all. Indeed, much can be said about me, about my character, about my total orientation to life. This insightful knowledge can go very far in understanding and describing my own or another's psychical structure. But the total me, my whole individuality, my suchness that is as unique as my fingerprints, can never be fully understood, not even by empathy, for no two human beings are entirely alike. Only in the process of mutual alive-relatedness can the other and I overcome the barrier of separateness, inasmuch as we both participate in the dance of life. Yet our full identification of each other can never be achieved.