Unformatted text preview: gods self-absorption distracting pleasures jealous gods paranoia comparison/the opinions of others humans passion ideas and ideals/spiritual materialism animal stupidity predictable patterns hungry ghosts poverty consumption hell beings anger aggression and domination What things or activities do Americans attach themselves to, arguably in order to avoid the truth of life? Examples discussed: Zoning out to “meaningless TV”; Black Friday consumerism erupting in violence...
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- Fall '12
- Buddhism, Existence, Suffering, Professor Cates, Black Friday consumerism