Is surviving the only way we know how to live? – Part 1

Now, more than ever, the phrase “I’m just trying to survive this” is being used all around the world, whatever your situation is. Maybe the past can help enlighten us, because to no one’s surprise, this isn’t the first time these things unfold. Which begs the question: Do we live most of our life in survival mode?

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State of Nature and The Social Contract Theory

Thomas Hobbes stated because humans had selfish tendencies without clear superiority, we were naturally in a state of conflict. He called this a situation of “a war for all, against all”.

“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. Those who think themselves the masters of others are indeed greater slaves than they.”

Dennis Diderot

absurd world, anomic society

Émile Durkheim theorized this concept called Anomie: a societal condition defined by the breakdown of moral values, standards, or guidance for people to follow.

Anomie leads to people feeling alienated and disconnected from their society and lack a sense of belonging.

Transcript of this episode here.

To be continued in next week’s episode!

Be brave, be kind,