9 quotes from The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the Twenty- first Century: ‘The heroes of all myths face doubts. They feel that they ha. Carlo Strenger . celebrities—and thus the persistent fear of insignificance arises . Homo globalis try to assuage their persistent fears of insignificance: the. In The Fear of Insignificance Carlo Strenger diagnoses the wide-spread fear of the global educated class of leading insignificant lives. Making.

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Celebrity, fame, and fortune are sought as symbolic immortality. The phenomenon of global angst in the last 10 years is well established by research findings, he notes, but it has never been analyzed and explained in its entirety.

Overcoming the ‘fear of insignificance’

The book is composed of 3 parts. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The criteria for such fruition were no longer universal nor determined by catalogues of virtues predefined by an external aut A brilliant start section I-II posing questions pointing direct into the root of irrational anxiety of contemporary homo globalis. We all need to feel that we do something that matters within the frame of reference that defines our experiential world.

Our existential equation is who we are. Apr 19, Pedro Rustizu rated it did not like it. It is based on the realization that globalization has led to the point where there is no longer a space on earth that is outside civilization and that political consciousness can no longer be restricted to one country, culture, or religion and thus needs to address the fate of humanity as a whole.

The second part was the most fruitful. Jaspers searched for lucidity, not fame. The number of interesting ideas did not justify the amount of text and the writing style sometimes resembles a public speech delivered at an academic gathering. Nesse sentido cunhou um termo sui generis para se referir ao homem moderno: What gives my life the most meaning?


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Refresh and try again. His work has been reported on and he has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Time Magazineas well as hundreds of newspapers and websites in more than twenty languages.

The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the Twenty-first Century

Lists with This Book. Strenger thereby seeks to awaken us to the possibility of a new form of human solidarity rooted in an owning up to our common human condition and in a common commitment to the enrichment of human life on planet earth.

The book is a unique blend of an interpretation of the historical present and a poignant description of contemporary individual experience, anxiety, and hopes, in which Strenger makes use of his decades of clinical experience in existential psychotherapy.

Skip to main content? In the not-too-distant past, young people aspired to become lawyers and doctors. American Friends of Tel Aviv Carl www.

The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the Twenty-first Century by Carlo Strenger

He’s got a very own life The resolution of this equation can only mean death. Byron Ernest rated it really liked it Mar 30, Too generalist, mixes a lot of theories, talks about politics, terrorism, religion and other things mixing up all in a book that in the end it doesn’t make much sense to me neither helps in any kind of way. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Obama and others and favored this solution: Quotes from The Fear of Insig Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Books by Carlo Strenger. The cheap-fix guru books for instant spirituality that line airport shelves do not provide any long-term solutions, he says. In his book, Strenger also attacks new pop-spiritualism that promises oc change and instant relief.


The research reported in his book integrates hundreds of research projects, from economic models to sociological studies and experimental existential psychology.

On what do I have to focus to leave a creation that has some lasting value? The media are feeding people spiritual junk food. Paperbackpages.

The author voices some very emotional complaints, but does not give any significant logical thf and little evidence to support his claims. The path to therapeutic transformation that Strenger maps out is no less than a Nietzschean revaluation of values–of what it means to have a valuable life. Wealth, fame and power are not essential.

James rated it really liked it Nov 29, strenegr Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aug 31, Kacie rated it really liked it. The Celebrity Culture and the Designed Self.

The remedy is a process that he calls “active self-acceptance” through a sustained quest for self-knowledge as part of our process of maturation.

Refresh and try again. Apr 11, Thomas rated it liked it. Homo Globalis is also permanently interconnected and ranked on all social media and this creates major dissatisfaction even despair. Kass rated it really liked it Mar 30, However, Strenger does provide powerful insights to today’s flawed ideaologies and give suggestions on how to fix them. Sailormouth Stay rated it it was amazing Nov 06, In this respect I feel that it is well worth the read.

Strenger’s research focuses on the impact of globalization on identity and meaning.