Saturday, September 17, 2011

Heath Nuts Explained

    As the world takes on a more and mre menacing appearance, life becomes a never-ending search for health and well-being through exercise, dieting, drugs, spiritual regimens of various kinds, psychic self-help, and psychiatry. For those who have withdrawn interest from the outside world except insofar as it remains a source of gratification and frustration, the state of their own health becomes an all-absorbing concern.
So wrote Christopher Lasch, in Haven in a Heartless World.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Can we blame the health nuts?

They clearly want to improve "something", but are faced with the overwhelming fact that they alone cannot clean up Deep Water Horizon, or Fukishima, or dismantle McDonald's and Monsanto's grip on the food supply.

And yet, the individual can still make improvements in their own individual lives.

September 17, 2011 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

Plethora of pints writes : "They clearly want to improve "something" . . .And yet, the individual can still make improvements in their own individual lives."

More than that, they're correct to focus on their own lives. As opposed to mass media, conglomerate business, big government etc. drawing us to focus far beyond ourselves, which is an unnatural focus because it's not to human scale, just as the causes of our doing so are not to human scale.

September 17, 2011 at 11:12 AM  

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