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Knowledge and Craving

I recently wrote of Erich Fromm’s contention that the human experience brings about alienation for each. Individuation compels the experience of disunion, and he delineates the process for both individuals and the human collective.

Bridging the Gulf

We all emerge from unity with our mothers, willingly or no. That blissful cohesion of mother and child is temporary, and at its inevitable end, we are met with one fundamental truth of human existence: we are detached–separate. For most of us, we spend the remainder of our days seeking that which will produce an artificial simulation of that initial cohesion.