August 12, 2012 5:05pm CST
According to Erich Fromm's thesis there are two modes of living that can play a part in people's lives. It's up to us to decide which mode we choose to live by. The having mode is geared towards material possessions and power whose outcome is greed and envy. The being mode, on the other hand, focuses on love and active participation of oneself in the world. I think that lots of people live according to the having mode which is a source of evil in the world and stress for the people themselves. Which mode do you live by? What does it bring to you?