Sunday, June 01, 2008

Kierkegaard on our relationships with others

"Most people are subjective toward themselves and objective toward all others, frightfully objective sometimes--but the task is precisely to be objective toward oneself and subjective toward all others."
-- Søren Kierkegaard

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

This quote reminds me of the 'actor observer bias' in psychology, which states that we are likely to attribute our own behavior to external circumstance, or the situation, whereas, we are likely to blame others behaviors on internal personality characteristics or flaws. There are many basic errors in human logic that often stand in the way of true understanding, and perhaps, ultimately peace.