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What is “Eastern” Happiness?

Erich Fromm and Lin Yutang on cultural differences

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Is there a difference between the way we perceive happiness and life in the West in comparison with “Eastern” cultures? Erich Fromm argues that the capitalist West is stuck in a “mode of having,” searching for life satisfaction in the possession of things; while the “Eastern” view or

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