Erich Fromm: The Abyss of Nothingness

15 October 2019

The anxiety engendered by confronting the abyss of nothingness [of the loss of self] is more terrifying than the tortures of hell. In the vision of hell, I am punished and tortured–In the vision of nothingness I am driven to the border of madness–because I cannot say ‘I’ any more.

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