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Social Psychologist Erich Fromm Diagnoses Why People Wear a Mask of Happiness in Modern Society (1977) Modern man still is anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine. —Erich Fromm There are more think pieces published every day than any one person can read about our current moment of social disintegration. But we seem to have lost touch with the insights of social psychology, a field that dominated popular intellectual discourse in the post-war 20t...
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Our Favorite Books of 2020

This year has been a tough one—between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the economic downturn, divisive political rhetoric, continued violence against Black people, and environmental disasters. Maybe that’s why some of our favorite books of 2020 are books that gave us reason for hope. Evolutionary biologists, historians, and psychologists all shared their perspectives on human goodness this year, showing how we are surprisingly kind, moral, and friendly toward each other. We learned how altru...
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BTS Is What the World Needs Now: Band Members Talk Going Global, the Responsibility of Being Role Models

K-pop group BTS has become a global brand. Thanks to the band’s dazzling dance moves, layered music videos, engaging social media posts, and references to everything from Erich Fromm and Nietzsche — not to mention vocal abilities on the level of the best in the current pop arena — members RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, […]
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Watch: Cerebral Animated Short 'Nosis' About a Boy with a Long Nose

"Like any other child, I too learned to deal with the physiological characteristics conferred upon me." This is no ordinary short film about a person with an extra long nose. Nosis is a deeply philosophical, existential short film made by German animation filmmaker Vincenz Neuhaus based in Berlin. This is the short film he created and finished in only five months to present as his thesis while studying at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. It first premiered back in 2018, and played...
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Podcast #598: Journeying From the First to the Second Half of Life

Have you come to a point in your life where the pursuits of your younger years no longer seem meaningful or satisfying? Maybe it’s time for you to transition from the first half of your life to the second. My guest today has spent decades helping people, particularly men, make this passage. His name is James Hollis and he’s a Jungian analyst and the author of over a dozen books, including Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life. We begin our conversation with a brief overview of what makes...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Jim, Carl Jung, Erich Fromm, A Man's Life, Ivan Ilyich, James James, Herman Hesse, James Hollis, Tolstoy Henry Moore Begin With the End

The Summerhill School, the Radical Educational Experiment That Let Students Learn What, When, and How They Want (1966)

Among the political and social revolutions of the 1960s, the movement to democratize education is of central historical importance. Parents and politicians were entrenched in battles over integrating local schools years after 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education. Sit-ins and protests on college campuses made similar student unrest today seem mild by comparison. Meanwhile, quieter, though no less radical, educational movements proliferated in communes, homeschools, and communities that coul...
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brand-new Amazon format incompatible with Calibre 4.10.1

I have just bought the complete works of Erich Fromm in German for €149.99 which a lot of money. It has 40MB and has a totally new format, in which you can build in the Kindle-for-Mac application version 1.27.0 an index for all the individual books in the collection and then seach through that index, you can make your own flash cards and manage them in a Notebook, and also add highlights to the original texts. Sadly, this new Amazon format is not translatable into Calibre; these Complete Works ...
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‘Summer White’: Film Review

“But the child must grow,” writes German psychoanalyst Erich Fromm in his seminal 1956 book “The Art of Loving,” discussing a necessary transition in the relationship between a mother and her progeny. “The very essence of motherly love is to care for the child’s growth, and that means to want the child’s separation from herself.” […]
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Sundance film festival, Erich Fromm, Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson, Summer White

Take It From a Former Moonie: Trump Is a Cult Leader

Jim Watson/GettyOn the afternoon of Nov. 18, 1978, Jim Jones called his followers to the central pavilion of Jonestown, a sprawling outpost in the jungles of Guyana, and ordered them to drink a lethal mixture of cyanide and fruit punch. Over 900 people perished that day, more than a third of them children. As he lay dying of a bullet wound to the head—a less painful way to go than cyanide and one that he probably orchestrated—Jones told his followers that it was “all the media’s fault. Don’t bel...
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The Pinup Book Club: reading Marilyn Monroe’s personal library

Carly Maris, founder of the Pinup Book Club, and The Green Crow by Sean O’Casey The Pinup Book Club is a very modern book club tackling to a truly vintage reading list. The club is a community dedicated to reading the books from Marilyn Monroe’s personal library, and also appreciating pinup culture. Each month, members read a different book from Marilyn’s library, which features more than 400 titles. There’s literary fiction, biographies, poetry, anthologies, art books, French fiction...
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77 Provocative Quotes on Uncertainty and Letting Go

"I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few." - Brene Brown "The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers." - Erich Fromm ...
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Sandy’s War

‘This is going to be the New Deal, the Great Society, the moon shot, the civil-rights movement of our generation,” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) says about her so-called Green New Deal. In my forthcoming book, The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics, I consider an observation from Erich Fromm, the Marxist-Freudian social critic whose Escape from Freedom was required reading only a generation ago. This underlying insecurity resulting from the ...
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Erich Fromm’s Six Rules of Listening: Learn the Keys to Understanding Other People from the Famed Psychologist

Photo by Müller-May/Rainer Funk, via Wikimedia Commons The social psychologist and philosopher Erich Fromm lived through just about the first 80 years of the 20th century, beginning in Germany, ending in Switzerland, and spending periods in between in places like New York, Mexico City, and Lansing, Michigan. But his intellectual experience exceeded even his clearly formidable historical and cultural experience: he engaged in not just psychoanalytic theory and practice but theological scholarshi...
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Political Violence, Who’s to Blame

By John Farnam Political Violence, Who's to Blame Defense Training International, Inc Ft Collins, CO –-( Republican assassination attempt, aftermath:Now, I will comment on motive:Sure enough, last week’s shooting perpetrator (now deceased) was a certified “Sandernista.”And, leftist blogs have all day long sung his praises and are openly disappointed that he had not murdered more Republicans.I wish I were surprised! I wonder if Democrat politicians actually believed their squ...
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General Psychology - Term Paper

Term Papers and Essays on General Psychology Term Papers and Essays on Motivation Of Students, John Holland, Theory Of Vocational Choice, Erich Fromm, Death And Dying
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Your Growth Must Lead to Your Freedom

“Expectations” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward Be free! Probably the best book on marriage is David Schnarch’s, Passionate Marriage (a must read). Here’s just one quote: “Crucibles are always interlocking. When one partner goes into his crucible, the other partner goes into hers– or gets out of the marriage.” What this means… and I’ve seen it over and over again… is that if one person commits to their own personal growth and change, the other partner must enter into their own commit...
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"Everything changes and nothing remains still, you cannot step twice into the same stream" vs. Occidentali's Karma

Francesco Gabbani won Festival di Sanremo 2017 with his catchy song “Occidentali’s Karma” (“Westerners’ Karma”) and will represent Italy during Eurovison 2017 song contest. You don't often hear quotes from William Shakespeare and Erich Fromm in the the first two lines of a song:Excerpts from the lyrics:"Internet experts,Honorary members of the selfie-addicted anonymousCleverness is out of fashion,Easy answers,Pointless dilemmas.Whatever happens, panta rheiAnd 'Singing in The Rain'."The phrase pa...
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36 Inspiring Quotes on Letting Go and Moving On

Letting go can be one of the hardest things to do in life. But at the same time it can be one of the most powerful and liberating things too. So this week I’d like to share 36 of the most thought-provoking and inspiring quotes from the past few thousands of years on letting go, moving on and living your life fully and happily. I hope you’ll find something helpful here. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse “When one door closes, anoth...
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What I Learned From Reading 170 Books in a Single Year

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin No one is going to die your own death FOR you, and so no one has the right to tell you how to live your one and only life. I believe that so strongly, and it was hammered home during the year in which I read 170 books, all the way through, taking notes on each one, and combining the most important lessons into a single word file entitled “Life Lessons”. You could say that I was, and a...
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Trump in the Age of Speed

Author Jeremy Rifkin believes that we are in the midst of the third industrial revolution -- after the second, which culminated in the production line and production line-like killing in World War I. This marks a fundamental change in the way humans relate to each other. He writes in his book 'The Empathic Civilization,' "The new communications/energy revolution, like those before it, forced a change in human consciousness, as millions of people wrestled with the reality of adjusting to a world ...
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Counter-terroism and mental health issues

Throughout the world, many people suffer from profound afflictions of mental illness. Of these, a plainly substantial number are inclined to various forms of violent behavior. And when opportunities arise to dignify their more-or-less irrepressible violent behaviors under the purifying rubric of some “higher cause” — e.g., revolution, rebellion, or jihad — some will gratefully seize upon those “exculpatory” opportunities. There is a singularly important lesson here for our growing struggle again...
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Counter-terrorism and mental health issues

Throughout the world, many people suffer from profound afflictions of mental illness. Of these, a plainly substantial number are inclined to various forms of violent behavior. And when opportunities arise to dignify their more-or-less irrepressible violent behaviors under the purifying rubric of some “higher cause” — e.g., revolution, rebellion, or jihad — some will gratefully seize upon those “exculpatory” opportunities. There is a singularly important lesson here for our growing struggle again...
Tags: Books, Florida, Politics, New York, Isis, Featured, France, Mental Health, Terrorism, Islam, Mental Illness, Sigmund Freud, Social Sciences, Helmand, Erich Fromm, Sun Tzu

Evolution Plays Its Trump Card - It's Time To Go Sane!

"America's two political parties spent $4 billion on the last election and it worked -- the American people were soundly defeated." -- Swami Beyondananda If you've been reading my stuff over the past months and years, you've often heard me quote Bruce Lipton: Crisis precipitates evolution. Given the current political shituation, you don't need a weatherman to see that chances of precipitation are 100%. If you doubt there's a political crisis in this country, consider our 240-year journey from...
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The Joy of Giving

In The Art of Loving, Erich Fromm wrote: “Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.” The more we give, the more we experience the world as the creation of our efforts and as a reflection of our aliveness. In the well-being of individuals that we support, we experience our aliveness. In the growth of communities to which we are genuinely dedicated, we experience our aliveness. The entity that we car...
Tags: Psychology, New York, General, Happiness, Research, Altruism, Brain And Behavior, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Simon, Norton, Ethics & Morality, Colombo, Dunn, Michael Norton, Erich Fromm

How to Be Your Best Self

What does it take to be your best self-- to live a life rich in health, growth, and happiness? Throughout history there has been much speculation. For Aristotle, the highest human good was "eudaimonia". For Carl Rogers, it was the "fully functioning person". For Abraham Maslow, it was "self-actualization". For Erik Erickson, it was "wisdom and integrity". For Erich Fromm, it was about having a "being" orientation (in which you value personal growth and love) instead of a "doing" orientation ( i...
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101 Motivating Quotes on Success

Success. We all want it in some way. In school or in our careers. In relationships with our children, partner, friends, someone we just started seeing and with ourselves. With our mental and physical health. But how do you find success? And what is success? This week I’d like to get help from the people who walked this earth before us (and from some who are still here). I’d like to share timeless advice that was as helpful 2000 years ago as it is now. This is 101 thought-provoking, motivating, ...
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Explaining the Mystique of Donald Trump

By Dr. Gary S. Smith Donald Trump The Center For Vision & Values Grove City, PA -( How can we explain the surprising electoral success of Donald Trump, especially in light of his lack of political experience, limited knowledge of and specificity about policy issues, and crude and insulting rhetoric?Who supports him and why do they find the business tycoon to be so attractive?Analysts have identified four major features of Trump supporters. First, few of them have graduated f...
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Can Practicing Mindfulness Lead to Unconditional Love?

Is it even possible to find unconditional love? Unconditional love. A love that comes without any conditions, expectations, constraints, or parameters; a love that just IS. A love that is so perfect and so pure that it’s given freely — no matter what. Does it exist? And if it does, is it possible to practice in the context of a relationship? Can we truly love someone unconditionally? 15 Ways Guys Say ‘I Love You’ Without Ever Saying a Word Each and every interaction we have with our fellow ...
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How do schools innovate?

A recent list of 13 innovative schools is interesting because it is so diverse. Clearly innovation and creativity is not one dimensional. Some of the schools on the list are considered innovative because of the way they use their learning spaces, whilst others are vaunted because of their progressive pedagogical approaches. There is a common issue with many lists however, and it is that the inclusions are there because of the opinions of an individual or small group. I have visited several scho...
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