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#468#469#470#471 Episode #472 - Life Under Contract
(Ascent of Humanity #12)



Mon 20 July 2009  Charles Eisenstein (reading)
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Download Hour1 Download Hour2How the technological program of domination and control plays our in law, medicine, psychiatry and the question of suffering. Re continue reading chapter 5 of Charles Eisenstein's Ascent of Humanity.
This week, we finish chapter 5.
Quotes-66.gifOur medical system with its War on Germs illustrates a general feature of control. Just as the unchallenged immune system fails to develop, yet also becomes oversensitive, and just as pain becomes more frightening in proportion to our efforts to numb and defer it, so also does our insulation from risk, challenge, and discomfort leave us weak and afraid of the world.

When we are deprived of the opportunity to explore our limitations, we become more fearful of them, more tightly bound to them, and less able to cope when, despite our strivings for control, reality presents us with a new challenge. This deprivation starts early in childhood with the playpen, the hovering parent, and more generally the regime of "safety first" that has infected modern society.Quotes-99.gif

Charles Eisenstein, Ascent of Humanity

Music: The World's Too Small by Alan Train
Some of this episode's content is repeated in episode 570 and episode 711.
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