Klaus Rollin
notary publ. ret., spokesman of the Bürgerstiftung Hamburg
You too are part of the state!

We are mainly interested in making people give up the attitude of 'without me' and have them do something beyond their own egotistic horizon. It is not the state that is supposed to do everything. Every individual is called upon to get active. We cannot simply chicken out and say: 'I am only responsible for myself and will be on my sofa.' An awareness for responsibility is an important human characteristic which always includes relating to others, be it a family, a community, a nation or the human kind itself.