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Simone Weil: “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.”

28 June 2012

 “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul. It is one of the hardest to define. A human being has roots by virtue of his real, active and natural participation in the life of a community which preserves in living shape certain particular treasures of the past and certain particular expectations for the future.” 

- Simone Weil, in her book The Need for Roots

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  1. 28 June 2012 1:43 am

    Oh how true, and how hard for many of us.

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