What Society Teaches Us

Monday 1 December 2008, by Willem Kuypers // Jean Vanier English

When I was in the navy, I was taught to give orders to others. That came quite naturally to me! All my life I had been taught to climb the ladder, to seek promotion, to compete, to be the best, to win prizes. This is what society teaches us. In doing so, we lose community and communion.

- Jean Vanier, From Brokenness to Community, p.18