Dialogue cannot exist, however, in the absence of a profound love for the world and for people. The naming of the world, which is an act of creation and re-creation, is not possible if it is not infused with love. Love is at the same time the foundation of dialogue and dialogue itself…As an act of bravery, love cannot be sentimental; as an act of freedom, it must not serve as a pretext for manipulation. It must generate other acts of freedom; otherwise it is not love…If I do not love the world - if I do not love life - if I do not love people - I cannot enter into dialogue.
The most transformative book on education I’ve ever read.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire