Modern Life : As Good as it Gets?, Paperback Book

Modern Life : As Good as it Gets? Paperback


We� re always too busy . . . we try to find happiness through consumption . . .our media are obsessed by celebrity . . . our communities are dying . . . where on earth are we going?We have wealth that would have seemed inconceivable to previous generations, but many people find their lives deeply unsatisfying.

Richard Docwra examines this paradox: he looks beneath the surface to see how we understand, are affected by, and deal with the world in our minds. He identifies some common causes of our malaise: a key one being our society� s obsession with profit and economic growth, the effects of which seep into many unexpected areas of our lives� including our stress levels, how we behave with our friends, the sort of people we become, and our ability to make choices.

Modern Life: As good as it gets? examines how people can empower themselves with the necessary intellectual skills so they can lead truly self-determined lives in a complex world, and how we can put people and planet before profit


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Green Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9781903998977



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