Feb 1, 2021 • 47M

16: Building a Being Mode Based Society, Part 3: Decentralization & Ending Bureaucracy

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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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In Episode 16, we dig into the meat of more ways we can move to a being-mode based society, by two means Fromm mentions in To Have or To Be, Chapter 9: Decentralization and Ending Bureaucracy. He says we must replace it with Humanistic Management, and that in a bureaucracy, it is impossible for all members to be participating in a genuine and authentic way. This is why if we are to move to a being-mode based society, where all individuals are valued and heard in the decision making process of their communities, then bureaucracy must be replaced with a more humanistic management style, which values individuals as the humans they are instead of the things bureaucracy transforms us into. Also, think about this: Most likely, the majority of the frustration you face in getting things done with corporations and government agencies are due to bureaucracy. We'd all be better off with less of it!  We also discuss some of Lacey's recent adventures abroad, and some big things ahead for April! Our new email address is rethinkinghumanitypodcast@gmail.com  NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 14 OR 15 BEFORE YOU CAN ENJOY EPISODE 16 :)  Partner Links:   Quiet Punch - https://quietpunch.com  Code at checkout for 10% off & to Support the Podcast: RETHINKINGHUMANITY   Disclosure: The above affiliate links are products I personally use and highly recommend. We won't endorse or promote any products we haven't personally used, verified, or don't fully recommend.    Rethinking Humanity Links:  Watch this episode & other special content on our YouTube Channel Rethinking Humanity: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1uXuWC4Tiq2wMP36Ht68w  Find us on socials:  IG: @rethinkinghumanity, @laceydelayne, @larreasonya  @victorwainho  Twitter: @rthnknghumanity, @laceydelayne, @victorwainho  Credits:  Executive Producer & Co-Host: Lacey Delayne  Co-Host & Producer: Sonya Larrea  Technical Producer: Victor Ho --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rethinkinghumanity/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rethinkinghumanity/support