Jan 1, 2021 • 53M

13: New Years Episode! :) - Reflecting on 2020 - Looking ahead to 2021. And, What is life all about? Some of Fromm's Top Quotes & What We Think About Them

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The Rethinking Humanity Podcast dives into social philosopher Eric Fromm’s writings on society and culture from the 1950s and reveals their relevance to the current day. It connects modern writers and thinkers ideas to those of Fromm.
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Episode 13 - In this New Years Eve episode, we reflect on 2020 and look ahead to 2021. We also discuss a Vox article called The End of Productivity  discussing how the pandemic has impacted people's jobs, and caused them to rethink the way they approach work and the value they place on it in their lives. The revelation of how unsatisfying the work-obsessed life really is caused them to be open to changing how they live. We share some audio from one of Dr. Gabor Mate's latest YouTube interviews from Dec 11, 2020, in which he gives a great picture of how culture causes individual sickness, disease and toxicity. Lastly we discuss some of Erich Fromm's most impactful quotes about what life is all about, and what we think about them.

Links to things we discussed:

Vox Article: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2020/5/15/21252544/coronavirus-covid-19-hustle-work-productivity-ambition-loss  

Dr. Gabor Mate Interview: https://youtu.be/smny3TTQmSc 

Erich Fromm Quotes:  https://theunboundedspirit.com/erich-fromm-quotes/ 

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