Utopian Dreams – Simplicity VI – weakness

Posting the chunks I really want to remember of the beautiful book Utopian Dreams by Tobias Jones

One of the strange things about living here is that it’s not just that the weak need the strong – but the strong need the weak. It’s not to do with feeling smug because one is being charitable, but something very different. Almost exactly the reverse: one feels exponentially less conceited. Those who have been emotionally skinned, who are in exposed agony, have a gift. They break down the prison of prestige.

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