Articles by Erik Rittenberry

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The American Life Is Killing You
Erik Rittenberry | Medium – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

1 Feb 2020 – We the people of the United States have been led far away from the vibrant American spirit of Emerson, Thoreau, and Walt Whitman. As Thoreau well understood, “Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.” We prize HAVING over BEING, material possessions over experiences. We have contempt for nature these days and are too engrossed in the mechanical ways of living to truly FEEL what it means to be alive on this planet.

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