RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 78815925 LA English UL http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=175320 T1 The art of being A1 Fromm, Erich,, Todd, Raymond., Blackstone Audiobooks., PB Blackstone Audiobooks PP [Ashland, Or.] YR 2007 SN 0786153911 9780786153916 AB The Art of Being teaches us to avoid the tantalizing illusions of our consumer-driven world by learning to function as a whole person from a state of inner completeness or being. The transition from an identity of having to being creates a state of enlightened psychological and spiritual happiness. Fromm observes that the modern person is less a self-reflective being than a composite of data promoted by the mass media, and he encourages us to pursue true self-awareness beyond simple political, ideological, and religious clichés. By learning to be centered in the self, the individual is less swayed by the endless pressures and dissatisfactions of the culture.