Well & Good: How We Feel & why it Matters

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Text Publishing Company, 2004 - Quality of life - 311 pages
In his book, Mr Eckersley explains the importance of values to health and wellbeing through their influence on human qualities such as meaning, belonging, identity and goals. The author examines the facts and feelings that determine how we live now; what makes us happy, and gives us meaning, and what sustains us in good health. He considers the role of the spiritual in a postmodern world born of science, shaped by uncertainty. He looks from the issue of youth suicide to volence and obscenity in the media, and asks whether we've created a world that's actually hazardous for our children to grow up in. Society now needs to discuss the extent to which our modern economy and culture undermine, even reverse, universal values. œThe values debate needs to address what amounts to cultural fraud: the promotion of images and ideals that do not reflect human needs or social realities. These images and ideals reflect materialistic and individualistic values. [publ. ed.].

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