Liberty and Responsibility


Freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness.  That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.

                                               ~Viktor Frankl, psychiatrist and Nazi death camp survivor, after spending time in the USA as a visiting professor



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I'm a wonderer. I spend a lot of time mulling, pondering, and cogitating. This is just a place to park some of those thoughts.
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4 Responses to Liberty and Responsibility

  1. mcbery says:

    It’s amazing that immigrants who came the legal way, also the hard way are really scared of what’s going on now too.

  2. homefire says:

    @mcbery – Yeah, often they can see it more clearly because they have another experience besides the easy American way that most of us have grown up with.

  3. BooksForMe says:

    You put away a book a day, lady!  This is a great quote.  So true.  So embarrassing. 

  4. homefire says:

    @BooksForMe – um, actually it was two yesterday.    And I actually never got very far with My Antonia…it got set aside for something lighter, I’m afraid!  Library books have a way of getting precedence.

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