YOU CAN HOLD BACK FROM THE SUFFERING OF THE WORLD. YOU HAVE FREE PERMISSION TO DO SO, AND IT IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR NATURE. BUT PERHAPS THE HOLDING BACK IS THE ONE SUFFERING YOU COULD HAVE AVOIDED"
Great Kafka quote in the last episode of the wire last night. It really intruiged me and would love to hear peoples interpretations of these words.
I take it to basically mean that to be ignorant to all the crap that happens in the world is a bad way of conducting yourself.