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Graceful Simplicity

The Philosophy and Politics of the Alternative American Dream

by Jerome M. Segal

  • 171 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anthropology,
  • Social & political philosophy,
  • Political aspects,
  • Philosophy,
  • USA,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • General,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Political,
  • Public Policy - General,
  • Simplicity,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages263
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7711553M
    ISBN 100520236009
    ISBN 109780520236004

    Genuine democracy seemed incompatible with too great a preoccupation with getting rich. Or in Consumption is probably the best measure of the degree of self-consciousness in a person. In the mids, the transcendentalist writers such as Emerson and Thoreau envisioned a new form of simple living.

    It seeks to make it easier for Graceful Simplicity book who want to live lives of simplicity to do so, but it does not seek to prevent people from living lives of opulence and consumption, nor to prevent them from running themselves ragged in their hectic pursuits. At the same time, it views our national economic and social policies as playing a vital role in creating the background environment within which such projects will either succeed or fail. This kind of politics turns the debate in new directions. Former Catholic monk and therapist writes about the loss of soul in modern society and suggests ways to nurture the soul, cultivate depth, and develop inner peace in today's world. Discusses alternatives and solutions to this dilemma.

    For instance, we would be living in quite a different world had it been a goal of national policy not to evolve into an intensely automobile-dependent society. The politics of leisure Graceful Simplicity book requires that people be prepared to give up actual or potential income in exchange for more time. Rather than continually berating Americans for overconsumption, Segal, a social philosopher and former staff member of the House Budget Committee, trots out facts and figures to prove that the cost of meeting basic economic needs--food, housing, transportation, health care, education--has risen dramatically in recent years. Within that vision, there may emerge a multiplicity of policy agendas. Segal introduces the idea of gracefulness as a positive, constructive and desirable goal.


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And, in doing so, it uses different language, and has, I believe, a very distinct appeal. Genuine democracy seemed incompatible with too great a preoccupation with getting rich.

Explores America's relationship with its spending Graceful Simplicity book and how we spend and consume-focusing on the psychological motivations for excessive spending, including the desire to gain status relative to others.

Want what you have. I know he is focusing on the material and attitudinal qualities needed, but one feature that seems to me inseparable to any gracefulness is the quality of harmony of at least one close interpersonal relationship. The similar concept of parsimony is used in philosophy of science.

Segal introduces the idea of gracefulness as a positive, constructive and desirable goal. Bestselling book guides the reader through 12 weeks of reflections and exercises designed to open up the paths to creativity.

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At the same time, unburdening ourselves from an approach to taxation that makes us bookkeepers of our own lives has a powerful appeal. Graceful Simplicity book outlooks are critical of excessive concern with getting and spending and social status. So, to make the good life a workable proposition, he advocates a ""politics of simple living,"" an agenda with scattershot suggestions like the following: replace paid higher education with free colleges and universities an objective readily within the nation's budget, he insists ; phase in extra holidays so that workers get a three-day weekend every other week; create a federal ""simple living tax credit"" for people who cut back on expenses and couples who move away from the two full-time wage-earner model; revive public transportation and build cars to last indefinitely.

Sourcebook to show readers how to apply the principles of simplicity to develop deeper, more passionate, and more loving relationships.

Graceful Simplicity: The Philosophy and Politics of the Alternative American Dream / Edition 1

The book contains many wonky factoids that put a different spin on what we value as a society and how we choose spend public monies. Part One describes the social and institutional setting, beginning with Aristotle's Politics as the guideline for thinking about the purpose of society and the Graceful Simplicity book for a good life.

It is as a form of politics, a politics that is both personal and social, that simple living has enormous potential for deeply and lastingly transforming life in America.

Both see a human emptiness and poverty in a life centered around getting ahead and "making it. Voluntary simplicity can be misinterpreted sometimes as glorifying or romanticizing poverty, a myth encouraged perhaps by the fact that some of the more extreme proponents of Graceful Simplicity book — e.

Getting on the fight track, deciding what you want to do i. Note, we are not suggesting a moratorium on sincere apologyinstead if your habit is to arrive late to the meeting, smile awkwardly, and make up some flimsy excuse, try simply arriving on time.

Explores themes such as Graceful Simplicity book, gratitude, authentic creative expression, and spirituality. It is an alternative to undue focus on growth, income, and consumption. But moving to a small community where social and economic values are more compatible with non-consumption and self-perception may be a modern equivalent, too.

It is certainly Graceful Simplicity book to accept rather than reject the advantages, though so dearly bought, which the invention and industry Graceful Simplicity book humankind offer — Graceful Simplicity book, of course, that they are genuine advantages.

It does not involve regressing to a primitive state or becoming a self-righteous puritan. Explores the complex life of the typical, working North American-too rushed and harried, overwhelmed with too many choices, working too many hours, and insufficient sleep. Life is simple in that the level of consumption is modest, and the human good is found largely in the simple pleasures of friends and family, a good book, a walk in the woods.

Interest in simple living was harder to find in the post-Civil War period, but it re-emerged strong toward the turn of the century.

The term voluntary simplicity was coined by Richard Gregg, an American lawyer and committed follower of Gandhi. Such extremism can be alienating if it is considered to be a defining or necessary feature of the simple life, which it is not.

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