Pursuit of short-term gratification
Other Names: Immediate gratification-based social forms
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.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET