Literacy Aide, Jane Addams Hull House Association
"Franz Kafka wrote brilliantly about mankind's muffing up of (albeit imperfect) reality through our reliance on philosophical motivations. This Jewish Czech who suffered a berating father, poor health and many more trials still did not adopt a cynical view of the world. He identified with his fellows and loved it. On how our misperceptions trip us up, he wrote, "The true way is along a rope that is not spanned high in the air, but only just above the ground. It seems intended more to cause stumbling than to be walked upon."