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OUR NEW, HAPPY LIFE? THE IDEOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT

By Charles Eisenstein Source: Waking Times In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the protagonist, Winston, seems to notice that … Continue reading

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Inequality Social Dysfunction and Misery

By Graham Peebles Source: Dissident Voice Year on year the economic divisions and sub-divisions in the world deepen, the associated social ills increase: The rich, comfortable, and the very extremely rich keep getting richer, and the rest, well, whilst some … Continue reading

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A Zen Master Explains the Art of ‘Letting Go’, And It Isn’t What You Think

By Christina Sarich Source: Waking Times Thich Naht Hanh, the Zen Buddhist master, has some interesting advice about what it means to truly let go. Many people mistake detachment or non-clinging to be a form of aloofness, or emotional disconnect … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Happiness

“Happiness” (1998) is a bleakly dark comedy written and directed by Todd Solondz. It follows the lives of three sisters and their respective problematic relationships. Joy (Jane Adams), is the youngest sister and is viewed by her family as the … Continue reading

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Fuck Happiness! Forget Feeling Good and Focus on Being Better

By Gary Z McGee Source: The Mind Unleashed “The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire.” ~Carl Jung Fuck positivity. Fuck feelings. Fuck trying to make yourself feel good all the time. … Continue reading

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The Cost of Resistance

  By Chris Hedges Source: TruthDig Resistance entails suffering. It requires self-sacrifice. It accepts that we may be destroyed. It is not rational. It is not about the pursuit of happiness. It is about the pursuit of freedom. Resistance accepts … Continue reading

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Seeking Happiness Beyond Neo-Liberal Consumerism

By Graham Peebles Source: Dissident Voice Irrespective of nationality, religion, race, or gender; whether stinking rich, desperately poor, or somewhere in between, happiness is the one thing everyone is seeking – consciously or not. The architects of the socio-economic system … Continue reading

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Jiddu Krishnamurti, the Inner Revolution, and Why We Don’t Really Love Our Children

(Editor’s note: on this anniversary of the birthday of Jiddu Krishnamurti [born May 11, 1895] please read and share this excellent overview of some of the key principles of his philosophy.) By Matt Karamazov Source: High Existence “The mind must be … Continue reading

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