👓 Generosity and Attention | Kathleen Fitzpatrick

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Among the reading I‚Äôve picked up thanks to suggestions from the most generous readers of the draft of Generous Thinking is a bit of Simone Weil. Alan Jacobs, who pointed me toward her work in a couple of spots, noted in particular that she ‚Äúseems to have thought that [attention] is the primary form of generosity.‚ÄĚ So I‚Äôve been reading around in the places where her thoughts turn to attention, including Gravity and Grace and Waiting for God. A quick search online for Weil and attention, however, surfaces a vast number of references to her most quotable quote:
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

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