Daily Thoughts from Jean Vanier - 4/2/09

// Jean Vanier English



Protective Systems

We all have a deep fear of our own weaknesses because my weakness is what makes it possible for someone else to crush me. So I create mechanisms of defense and compulsion to protect myself. We all have protective systems designed to prevent people from seeing who we are.

Jean Vanier, "Living Gently in a Violent World," p. 68

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