Sunday, July 7, 2013

Milton Glaser

Do you perceive you live your life through love or fear? They are very different manifestations. My favorite quote is by the English novelist Iris Murdoch. She said, “Love is the very difficult understanding that something other than yourself is real.” I like the idea that all that love is, is acknowledging another’s reality.
Acknowledging that the world exists, and that you are not the only participant in it, is a profound step. The impulse towards narcissism or self-interest is so profound, particularly when you have a worry of injury or fear. It’s very hard to move beyond the idea that there is not enough to go around, to move beyond that sense of “I better get mine before anybody else takes it away from me.”

-Milton Glaser 


from http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/06/26/milton-glaser-debbie-millman-interview/

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful, thought-provoking quote!
    xox,
    Cee

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