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Unformatted text preview: -1Communication Studies 122 February 25, 2008 Lecture 19 1. Unhappiness in modern industrial society 2. Happiness comes from inner development 3. Dalai lamas general beliefs about religion 4. Need for religious pluralism 5. Science and Buddhism Unhappiness in modern industrial society He believes human beings are the same - no matter what religion, gender, education, Everyone is trying to avoid suffering Those who live in modern industrial societies (abundant societies) are less happy and suffer more than people living in the poor countries Those who have nothing are the least anxious but suffer more physical pain (wealthy countries suffer more mental pain) Inner suffering because they dont understand moral ethics - we think we are self reliant and do everything ourselves - everything is mine - because other people dont matter as much their happiness is not as important to us - loneliness and alienation (modern life) Reinforces people toward jealousy and envy (people try to look better and be better than others) - where...
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2008 for the course COMM 122 taught by Professor Kelly during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.
- Winter '08