Volume 7: Make Bold To Be Ashamed (1953)
One 1-hour lecture.
Rosenstock-Huessy describes shame as a crucial link to personal growth. While we may acquire knowledge in the abstract we can only learn its meaning in our lives, at the right time. Shame then is the veil by which we protect our inner life until the right time comes for that meaning to be revealed to ourselves and others. While there are many forces that control our everyday behavior, our freedom lies in determining the right moment to reveal our inner thoughts. This lecture is a succinct and comprehensive statement of one of a brilliant insight regarding human nature.