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Taking Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance by Suzanne Stoddard, Ellen Augustine

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chapter1A Time Of Turbulence

Ellen Schwartz

when too much informationkeeps us from knowing the truth

If families just let the culture happen to them,they end up fat, addicted, broke, with a housefull of junk and no time.

—Mary Pipher

You can never get enough of whatyou don’t really want.

—Eric Hoffer

We must do the things we think we cannot do.

—Eleanor Roosevelt

 

WE ARE OVERSTIMULATED AND DISCONNECTED FROM OURSELVES AND NATURE. Image, not substance, is the stuff of our lives: how we look, what we wear, the car we drive. Even our democracy is driven by appearance. Candidates are packaged and rehearsed to speak in nine-second sound bites.

We live in the Information Age. Translation: too much information, too little meaning, and too little wisdom. ...

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