STEP 4. THE
PERSON IN THE WORLD: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
(THE PERSON IN SOCIETY: RECONCILIATION AND TRANSFORMATION)
step deals critically with the broad category of obstacles to the fulfillment of
human personal and communal life. According to Bonaventure, there are numerous
obstacles on the way to human fulfillment, including psychological or mental. To
detect these obstacles and deal with them is one of the most difficult tasks on
the way of intellectual and psychological development as a person.
Suffering: personal and social obstacles on the way of personal development
Text of Step 4, transl. by O. Bychkov
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