Tips for avoiding affluenza
February 7, 2007
It is described as a culmination of research, interviews and an eight-country “mind tour”.
The countries – the United States, Russia, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Singapore and China, as well as Britain – are all at various stages of contracting the affluenza virus.
In almost all of James’s case studies there is material wealth, but a terrible sadness at their core.
This sadness, says James, is living in a society where you feel valued for your possessions, status, house and looks.
The accumulation and maintenance of these things keeps you on a treadmill that leeches life of real meaning.
His tips for avoiding affluenza are:
- Be authentic (not sincere)
- Vivacious (not hyperactive)
- Playful (not game playing)