Ernest Becker Quotes: Why Does Man Accept To Live A Trivial

Why Does Man Accept To Live A Trivial Life? Because Of The Danger Of A Full Horizon Of Experience, Of Course. This Is The Deeper Motivation Of Philistinism, That It Celebrates The Triumph Over Possibility, Over Freedom. Philistinism Knows Its Real Enemy: Freedom Is Dangerous. If You Follow It Too Willingly It Threatens To Pull You Into The Air; If You Give It Up Too Wholly, You Become A Prisoner Of Necessity. The Safest Thing Is To Toe The Mark Of What Is Socially Possible.
— Ernest Becker —

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