Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Shallow understanding from people of good will

Rudolf Steiner:  "We have become too used to passing people by and not concerning ourselves with what they are actually doing, their actual lives. We must learn to really concern ourselves with human souls, to show real interest in them. And here there is a great hindrance which, without wishing to offend anyone, I would term 'middle-class benevolence' toward the working class. This middle-class benevolence toward the workers, often as it were dripping with social impulses, is actually a serious obstacle to modern social effectiveness."

October 3, 1919