“Hell is the Suffering of Being Unable to Love.”

Several people that I respect have said that Fyodor Dostoevski is the greatest author in all time.

I don’t know… However I have recently come across a passage from one of his novels The Brothers Karamazov which is:

‘What is Hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.’

This bounced around in my head for the better part of a day before the realized how profound this really is.

I have met at least 2 of these people and indeed they do suffer. I have also observed that they have a certain proclivity for wanting to share their hell with others.

Dennis Mantin

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