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But Seriously…What The Fuck Is Wrong With Us, America?

By September 15, 2015 0
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“The situation in America, the most highly monetized society the world has ever known, is this: some of our needs are vastly over-fulfilled while others go tragically unmet… We have overlarge houses but lack spaces that truly embody our individuality and connectedness; media surround us everywhere while we starve for authentic communication. We are offered entertainment every second of the day but lack the chance to play…We know more about the lives of Michael Jackson, Princess Diana, and Lindsay Lohan than we do about our own neighbors, with the result that we really don’t know anyone, and are barely known by anyone either.

The things we need the most are the things we have become most afraid of, such as adventure, intimacy, and authentic communication. We avert our eyes and stick to comfortable topics. . . . To be truly seen and heard, to be truly known, is a deep human need. Our hunger for it is so omnipresent, so much a part of our experience of life, that we no more know what it is we are missing than a fish knows it is wet. We need way more intimacy than nearly anyone considers normal. Always hungry for it, we seek solace and sustenance in the closest available substitutes: television, shopping, pornography, conspicuous consumption — anything to ease the hurt, to feel connected…”

— Charles Eisenstein, public speaker and self-proclaimed “de-growth activist”

This is so true, it hurts. Our actions are a stark contradiction to our needs. Demand change. Be change.

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