Jul 22, 2020 • 50M

6: What is the Having Mode of Existence? The Passing of John Lewis, COVID-19 Worsens

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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 this episode, we discuss in detail what the having mode of existence entails. As the prevalent mode of existence in our western society, we describe the ways having things drives our day to day lives and our evaluation of  a person's worth. We take a look at how property, power and competition are naturally at the root of a society that orients itself in the having mode. We also jump into commentary on current events, as our district has been in national news as of late with the passing of civil rights legend John Lewis, who was the representative for both Sonya & Lacey before his death.

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