Quotation by Urie Bronfenbrenner

Witness the American ideal: the Self-Made Man. But there is no such person. If we can stand on our own two feet, it is because others have raised us up. If, as adults, we can lay claim to competence and compassion, it only means that other human beings have been willing and enabled to commit their competence and compassion to us—through infancy, childhood, and adolescence, right up to this very moment.
Urie Bronfenbrenner (20th century), psychologist, specialist in human development. "Who Needs Parent Education?" Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI (September 1977).

Position paper for the Working Conference on Parent Education.
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