EGO | Pops Mohamed | DocFilm | DW | 17.08.2016
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EGO | Pops Mohamed

We live in a society where everyone thinks he is the center of the universe. Empathy and modesty are give way before the self-assertion of the individual.

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For centuries, philosophers have been arguing over whether people are selfish or rather altruistic by nature. What seems clear in affluent societies is that the more important the individual, the more it becomes all about self-realization, personal freedom and unlimited possibilities, and the more the ego of the individual is at the center. We live in a narcissistic, self-indulgent society in which is all about one thing: To have, not to be. And so people scavenge not just for money or possessions but also for recognition, experience and travel, partners and “likes,” shoes, handbags, sedans or SUV's ...

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