“One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection.
A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.”
It was an interesting route to hit into “Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn“- as if, you can see what you want to see. Looks like I will have to dig his works more.
“You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them.
But when you’ve robbed a man of everything he’s no longer in your power — he’s free again.“