Eric HofferEric Hoffer, (1902-1983) American author, philosopher, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Eric Hoffer Quote

“To the frustrated, freedom from responsibility is more attractive than freedom from restraint. They are eager to barter their independence for relief from the burdens of willing, deciding and being responsible for inevitable failure. They willingly abdicate the directing of their lives to those who want to plan, command and shoulder all responsibility.”

Eric HofferEric Hoffer
~ Eric Hoffer

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

Note, Hoffer is not necessarily talking about the poor and disabled -- he is talking about a mentality of perpetual dependence. This is the definition of Sheeple.

Robert, Sarasota

I thought he was talking about our present government and how we just sit back, go to church, and let them do our dirty work. And yes, E, one day the bell will toll for them.


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