“Intimacy is scary, and it makes people helpless, since deep hurt can be inflicted by the independent…”

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“Intimacy is scary, and it makes people helpless, since deep hurt can be inflicted by the independent choices of someone else; so, as with other forms of helplessness, people respond by seeking control through anger. People never dispel their own insecurity by controlling someone else or making that person suffer, but many people try — and try again.”

Martha Nussbaum, Anger and Forgiveness

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