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total consumerism

By |2017-07-04T19:54:48+00:00August 14th, 2015|Commercialism, Corporations, Environment, Globalization, Materialism|

“But even in the much-publicized rebellion of the young against the materialism of the affluent society, the consumer mentality is too often still intact: the standards of behavior are still those of kind and quantity, the security sought is still the security of numbers, and the chief motive is still the consumer's anxiety that he [...]

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you believe lies

By |2017-07-21T14:09:43+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Culture, Self-Reflection, Women|

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” - [...]

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fully civilized people…

By |2017-06-30T14:53:02+00:00January 3rd, 2011|Reality, Society, War|

"At the top of the pyramid which we call civilization there is still the terrible fact of war. We cannot call ourselves a fully civilized people as long as that possibility exists and is, indeed, taken for granted." - John Kenneth Galbraith

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people are afraid of themselves…

By |2017-07-21T13:09:52+00:00June 6th, 2010|Growth, Reality|

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us [...]

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creating harmony amidst diversity…

By |2018-08-07T21:48:13+00:00April 29th, 2010|Diversity, Philosophy|

Creating harmony amidst diversity is a fundamental issue of the twenty-first century. While celebrating the unique characteristics of different peoples and cultures, we have to create solidarity on the level of our common humanity, our common life. Without such solidarity, there will be no future for the human race. Diversity should not beget conflict in [...]

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