The way-of-being “care”

“The other way of being-in-the-world is realized through care. It does not oppose work but gives it a different tonality. Thanks to care, we no longer see nature and all that exists in it as objects. it is not a subject-object, but a subject-subject. We experience beings as subjects, as values, as symbols that refer to an original reality. Nature is not silent. The human being can listen to and interpret these signals. He puts himself next to things, together with them, and he feels united to them. He does not exist, he co-exists with all the others. life. It is not pure intervention, but inter-action and communion. ”

Leonardo Boff, Il creato in una carezza, Cittadella Editrice, 2000 p.78