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This excerpt by Erich Fromm describes necrophilia in terms of sadism, control, work and technology.  Necrophilia is literally love of death, which on its face sounds absurd, until we realize, with a closer look, that it’s actually a description of our lives. 567 more words

Brave New World

Keith Wayne Brown reblogged this on Reason & Existenz and commented:

Coromandal posts from Erich Fromm. Paulo Freire uses this part of Fromm to describe our education systems–banking/deposit method, an aspect of dehumanizing domination–as necrophilic. (Ch. 2 of Pedagogy of the Oppressed).

Wolf or Lamb?

By Naara Bahler

Wolf or Lamb?


“Wolf or lamb is a series of self-portraits, taken in October 2016 in the Valisian Alps.

During 2015 I visit the same place for a few days to my father who works a season as a shepherd, due to the great problem that the wolves cause with attacks towards the sheep. 226 more words


Renovar el sistema económico

A fines de mayo pasado, el Foro Económico Mundial emitió un reporte donde advierte que a más tardar para el año 2050, deberá aumentarse la edad de retiro de los ciudadanos. 1,066 more words

Gabinete Caligari

Question Everything

Thursday May 18, 2017 #889

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”

~Erich Fromm

To thrive in today’s highly complex world, it is important to build your mental agility and creativity to spot opportunities and solve problems.  120 more words

Patchwork of Light and Dark (1/3): buying into poisonous doctrines

In the light of recent events in London and Manchester and of this week’s sequence on Hillman’s book, that dealt in some detail with Hitler, it seemed worth republishing this sequence from two years ago. 1,869 more words

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“One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.”

—Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst and author (23 Mar 1900-1980).

Thought For Today

On the principles of love 

Infantile love follows the principle: “I love because I am loved.”

Mature love follows the principle: “I am loved because I love.”

Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” … 15 more words

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