November 26, 2011

A couple weeks ago I was listening to Bob Edwards Weekend on NPR. Edwards was interviewing Umberto Ecco about his new book The Prague Cemetary.

Here’s a powerful statement from their conversation: To hate allows us to avoid our own responsibility.

So if I hate, I can blame someone else. If someone else is to blame, I’m not guilty. I’m innocent. I’m not responsible. I’m not accountable.

To hate allows us to avoid our own responsibility. How pathetic and disgusting and sad is that?

Filed under: Social Commentary

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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