Weï¿½ 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 societyï¿½ s obsession with profit and economic growth, the effects of which seep into many unexpected areas of our livesï¿½ 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: 08/10/2008
- Category: Cultural studies
- ISBN: 9781903998977