Satisfaction Not Guaranteed

Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

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Hour 1:           Why are the attractions of living in a modern, urban, and affluent society losing their luster for some? We’ll talk this hour with Peter N. Stearns, Provost and University Professor at George Mason University. Stearns is also the author of “Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society” (NYU Press, 2012).

  • Connie Loftus

    Loved this program.  I did not hear all of the conversation but will ask my library to get the book.  Was the word LOVE mentioned in relation to happiness and satisfaction?  “All We Need Is Love”, Real Love that is, Giving and Receiving makes the world go ’round.  What about an attitude of gratitude?  What about just watching the grass grow and deep breathing the Breath of Life? “What about ” Being Still and Know that I Am here.”

  • Connie Loftus

    Loved this program.  I did not hear all of the conversation but will ask my library to get the book.  Was the word LOVE mentioned in relation to happiness and satisfaction?  “All We Need Is Love”, Real Love that is, Giving and Receiving makes the world go ’round.  What about an attitude of gratitude?  What about just watching the grass grow and deep breathing the Breath of Life? “What about ” Being Still and Know that I Am here.”

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