Daily Quotation and Reflection–Do you want to be free from freedom?

Daily Quote: Unless a man has the talents to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden… We join a mass movement to escape from individual responsibility, or, in the words of an ardent young Nazi, “to be free from freedom.” It was not sheer hypocrisy when the rank-and-file Nazis declared themselves not guilty of all the enormities they had committed. They considered themselves cheated and maligned when made to shoulder responsibility for obeying orders. Had they not joined the Nazi movement in order to be free from responsibility? — Eric HofferThe True Believer (1951)

Reflection:  Many people need structure and directions because they believe it makes for an easier life. Stay the course create meaning by being engaged in life.–Keep a journal, find a favorite poet, write some poetry, learn to relax and enjoy your life.

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