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October 13, 2020 20:22

And they are being told that if they want the respect of their peers, they must have the latest running shoes, the latest mobile phone, the latest gadget. But where does that path lead? All too often it leads to a sense of separation and envy, the very opposite of the connection the love that at a deep level they are really looking for.

October 13, 2020 20:22

And they are being told that if they want the respect of their peers, they must have the latest running shoes, the latest mobile phone, the latest gadget. But where does that path lead? All too often it leads to a sense of separation and envy, the very opposite of the connection the love that at a deep level they are really looking for.

October 13, 2020 20:22

And they are being told that if they want the respect of their peers, they must have the latest running shoes, the latest mobile phone, the latest gadget. But where does that path lead? All too often it leads to a sense of separation and envy, the very opposite of the connection the love that at a deep level they are really looking for.

October 13, 2020 20:20

And all the time we are bombarded with the cleverly constructed messages of consumerism. Young people are particularly vulnerable. Like all of us, they are looking for acceptance; they want to belon

October 13, 2020 20:20

And all the time we are bombarded with the cleverly constructed messages of consumerism. Young people are particularly vulnerable. Like all of us, they are looking for acceptance; they want to belon

October 13, 2020 20:20

Globalization breeds a kind of zero sum competition, in which only a small few can be winners. Nation against nation; corporation against corporation; employee against employee. For individuals there is constant pressure to keep up, to hold onto your job; and never enough time. It is very easy to feel inadequate

October 13, 2020 20:17

I would not dwell on the damage that globalization is causing; switch on the television news or open a newspaper any day of the year, and it is there right in front of you. But I do want to say a few more words about one vital issue that gets relatively little media attention; namely, its effect on our psyches, on our sense of who we are.

October 13, 2020 20:17

I would not dwell on the damage that globalization is causing; switch on the television news or open a newspaper any day of the year, and it is there right in front of you. But I do want to say a few more words about one vital issue that gets relatively little media attention; namely, its effect on our psyches, on our sense of who we are.

October 13, 2020 20:17

I would not dwell on the damage that globalization is causing; switch on the television news or open a newspaper any day of the year, and it is there right in front of you. But I do want to say a few more words about one vital issue that gets relatively little media attention; namely, its effect on our psyches, on our sense of who we are.

October 13, 2020 20:16

The real malaise lies within the structures of the economic system itself. As the sociologist Juliet Schor puts it in our film, The Economics of Happiness, the global economy is a system run amok.