Problem

Pursuit of short-term gratification

Other Names:
Immediate gratification-based social forms
Instant gratification
Claim:
When people discover that they cannot face the absurdity of life, they build social relations that attempt to deny the chaos. The clarity with which the innumerable problems of the world are perceived favours the imposition of limited and hedonistic social forms in an attempt to maintain sanity in the face of looming insanity. Because they lack a comprehensive view of life, these social models deal with immediate external realities and fail to touch the human questions below the visible problems.
Broader Problems:
Theological collapse
Narrower Problems:
Short-term profit maximization
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Social
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET