“Human beings appear to be the only mortal finite beings who wish to transcend their finitude. Thus…”

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“Human beings appear to be the only mortal finite beings who wish to transcend their finitude. Thus they are the only emotional beings who wish not to be emotional, who wish to withhold these acknowledgments of neediness and to design for themselves a life in which these acknowledgments have no place. This means that they frequently learn to reject their own vulnerability and to suppress awareness of the attachments that entail it.”

Martha Nussbaum, Upheavals of Thought
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