fromm di februari


Havel,

Di Februari ini, ada baiknya sejenak kita mengenang Erich Fromm, filsuf cum psikolog yang wafat pada 1980.

Ketika aku sekolah di Bandung, pria Yahudi ini lumayan populer di kalangan aktivis mahasiswa–sebagaimana juga anggota Mazhab Frankfurt yang lain. Di kepengapan udara sosial-politik saat itu, Fromm memang inspiratif. Kritik-kritiknya atas kondisi masyarakat modern setajam pisau bedah.

Dan, ia bicara pula tentang cinta dengan subtil bin memesona. Simak petikan berikut:

Respect means the concern that the other person should grow and unfold as he is. Respect, thus, implies the absence of exploitation. I want the loved person and unfold for his own sake, and in his own ways, not for the purpose of serving me…It is clear that respect is possible only if I have achieved independence, if I can stand and walk without needing crutches, without having to dominate and exploit anyone else…love is the child of freedom, never that of domination.

(Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving, Bantam Books, 1956)

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fromm di februari

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