Reading “Making it So” – Patrick Stewart’s memoir.
“Gratitude is by definition antiheroic. It does not depend on courage or strength or talent. It is based on our incompleteness. …The great sense of relief that comes with gratitude derives from the recognition that we cannot manage alone, that we do not have to strive to be a superman or superwoman, and that even if we are not so brilliant, we are fine as we are. “ – Pierro Ferrucci
“To be grateful we have to be without defences – a risky predicament. We have to renounce our pride in order to recognize that our happiness depends on someone else. Many people do not like to feel dependent….To be grateful is to let ourselves be known.” – Piero Ferrucci
“Many people in our lives seem to grow obsolete. For a while they are useful, interest us, stimulate us. Then they lose their importance and we forget them. …This is the throw-away style. What we do not need, we dispose of. Cynical as this may sound, this attitude is, with subtler and less brutal variations, is carried over to human relationships.” – Pierro Ferrucci