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collective obsession with growth

Curious and perhaps not very subtle correlation between Hillman's words on our obsession with psychological growth and the GDP of economics. Similarly, what he writes about stories we create for ourselves and what David C. Korten explains in “Change the Story, Change the Future” as our “default story” about economics and money. Utilising Hillman's language, it’s easy to compare our society aiming at growth with a child. Then there is a quite literal passage in “We’ve Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy — And the World’s Getting Worse” on extending individual to collective.