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Charles Eisenstein: The American Dream betrayed . . .

~ One of the brightest, clearest, most intelligent, loving and insightful people currently on the planet ~

Jan 5, 2018

QUOTE: The American Dream betrayed even those who achieved it, lonely in their overtime careers and their McMansions, narcotized to the ongoing ruination of nature and culture but aching because of it, endlessly consuming and accumulating to quell the insistent voice: “I wasn’t put here on Earth to sell a product.” “I wasn’t put here on Earth to increase market share.” “I wasn’t put here on Earth to make numbers grow.”

We protest not only at our exclusion from the American Dream; we protest at its bleakness. If it cannot include everyone on Earth, every ecosystem and bioregion, every people and culture in its richness; if the wealth of one must be the debt of another; if it entails sweatshops and underclasses and fracking and all the rest of the ugliness our system has created, then we want none of it.

No one deserves to live in a world built upon the degradation of human beings, forests, waters, and the rest of our living planet. Speaking to our brethren on Wall Street: No one deserves to spend their lives playing with numbers while the world burns. END QUOTE


Charles Eisenstein is the author of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible and other books. He is a writer, speaker and thinker who is a purveyor of some of the most refreshing and unselfish ideas regarding what he calls “the new story.” Please check out charleseisenstein.net, his many talks and interviews on Youtube.com, and his books. I cannot think of a single person who has given me as much hope regarding the future, and the possibility of a world of cooperation and communication. Besides, look at that sweet face. What a mensch. 

Posted by Kimmy Sophia Brown
 
Photo shared from charleseisenstein.net

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