To Have or to Be? That is the question, this classic by Fromm, is an insightful blend between, psychology, philosophy, and sociology. Fromm explains the constant internal conflict we have between the desire to "have" and the desire to "be". Fromm believes it is better to be that to have; it's the counterbalance to the hyper-materialism of our society and healing for our spirit. He takes lessons from various religions and philosophies to communicate the importance of the inner peace from being and shows how language and culture have influenced a having perspective. Being is a continuous mode of existence in which one is not prisoner to his/her possessions or desires.
My interest in philosophy and psychology developed from a young age. I'm very curious about different forms of philosophical thought and the mode of being intrigued me. Change and growth are inherent qualities of life. I want to learn how to be and to become a better version of myself; that also requires some detachment and willingness to unlearn and develop better intuition to be closer to a whole existence.
Notes for this book are still being transcribed.
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