Martha Nussbaum: the ethical life

"To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it's based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particualre beauty is inseparable from that fragility" Martha Nussbaum.

I read this out to the four women who were sitting near me on the train between Riddells Creek and the city last Tuesday morning.

I want to cultivate this way of being in my workshops and my life. It is my experience that BMC supports this act of living ethically and with vulnerability.