affluenza, I know the cure!

Psychotherapist Jessie H. O’Neill claims that the big affliction of our time is not influenza but “affluenza.” O’Neil calls it a spiritual disorder.

She lists the symptoms of this over accumulation of stuff:

loss of personal productivity and motivation

an inability to delay gratification

an inability to tolerate frustration

a false sense of entitlement

a loss of self-confidence

If not checked, “affluenza” leads to a preoccupation with externals, depression, self-centeredness, and assorted addictions and compulsive behaviors. The more an afflicted person has the more he wants and the less satisfied he is. Translation: money is a spiritual matter.

The psychiatrist Karl Menninger observed, “One sign of mental health is

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