May 7, 2020 • 42M

3: Having and Being: Two Different Modes of Existence

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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 3, we lead in with quotes from chapter 1 of Erich Fromm's book To Have or To Be, which describe differences between the two modes of existence: The Having Mode and The Being Mode. We give a positive #COVID-19 update, as well as dive into more in-depth description and discussion around the two different modes of being.  We present two poems which describe each mode. We do a shallow dive into evidence of the dominance of the having mode of existence, as it appears in our language and commonly used phrases. We discuss later the characteristics of being, and our friend Richard shares a special story with us to end the podcast.  We hope you enjoy!  Follow us on Twitter: @rthnknghumanity @laceydelayne Follow us on IG: @laceydelayne @larreasonya --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: