Thich Nhat Hanh on the fear inherent in materialism

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This is how I feel.

Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness.

Read more, in the context of a review of Thich Nhat Hanh’s recent book ‘Fear‘.

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