Sep 14, 2020 • 48M

7: What is the Being Mode of Existence? Part I - Being vs Having

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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 details of the Being Mode: What constitutes being, how activity is defined in the Being Mode, the difference between activity and busyness as well as alienated and non-alienated activity. Also we touch on some major thought leaders' ideas on how we define activity. You may be surprised by what Aristotle said was the MOST IMPORTANT activity a human being can engage in. Take a listen to find out! (Adult language included) Some key thoughts coinciding with the episode: the goal of each human is to overcome the barrier of separateness between themselves and other humans. This is done so effectively by living in the Being Mode of Existence. Being means to renew oneself, to grow, to flow out, to love, to be interested, to give, to transcend the dominance of the ego. Words point to an experience, they are not the experience. Once you begin to describe an experience, it has ended. In the Being Mode, the alive and inexpressible rules. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: