Compose a 2250 words assignment on insights of erich fromms escape from freedom. Needs to be plagiarism free! The analysis, therefore, seeks to prove that most of the activities the modern man engages in to avoid isolation are actually other forms of bondage and not a reflection of positive freedom.
In Chapter 7 of Erich Fromm’s Escape from Freedom, Fromm discusses the relationship between Freedom and Democracy. he uses examples to show how society has become desensitized to what really matters in life. Human beings tend to doubt their own understanding in even the simplest of things. The average adult has learnt to rely on ‘specialist ‘advice to solve their problems. These specialists discourage one from being decisive and hence hampering the idea of Freedom (Fromm, 249). The critical judgment, the excitement, and the emotions are all hampered by this flattened attitude towards the world as an entirety. Society today influences how people make decisions. parents take kids to the schools that are referred to as “best” schools and encourage some to become engineers, doctors, lawyers and all manner of professions. It is not the children who decide what they want to become in life, rather, society decides for them. It is not a surprise that most children venture into family businesses such as ranching due to the misconception that “it is in their blood”. In reality, they are not exploring their own potential, rather, they are pursuing goals that have already been predetermined for them.
In her article, The World in a Shopping Mall, Margaret Crawford (14), cites that the consumer’s decision to shop relies not upon only in his/ her own understanding but also due to the external forces.1960, the estimated time spent in a shopping mall was 20 minutes. to date, the time has increased to 3 hours due to the advancements in architecture and interior design. .