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  • "What do you like about yourself?" I ask him

    He immediately answers," I like that I do not feel. I don´t have any empathy, not even with my mother, who I am closest to."

    " Not feeling anything as you say: I imagine that you like that, because it makes you feel safe?"

    He nods.

    I have a copy of Erich Fromm´s THE ART OF LOVING at hand, maybe the book I have read and re - read most during my life. As I know that he loves to read I offer him the book when he leaves.

    A few days later he returns and already brings the book back," I have tried very hard to read this book," he explains," I have read and tried so hard, but I had to give the book up, you know: to be honest, I don´t understand a word of what the man is talking about!"

    Art by KIKI
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