Erich Fromm On Understanding

D78C6F1B-21B6-4274-A066-0D0153D3DC2DErich Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980)

To understand another means to love him — not in the erotic sense but in the sense of reaching out to him and of overcoming the fear of losing oneself…Understanding and loving are inseparable. If they are separate, it is a cerebral process and the door to essential understanding remains closed.