Physical and Social Dysfunction
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When you consider the enormous cost to our society, the countless billions of dollars spent dealing with the symptoms— both physical and psychological—of people putting up with needlessly stressful, hostile, nonfulfilling environments, you realize the price we pay to become Adjusted Americans running headlong down a treadmill, pursuing an unsatisfying, cash-flavored dream. The jobs wouldn't wear us down so much if we entered them psychologically strong.
Consumers have been taught, by tens of thousands of advertisements, to consume when they're unhappy in order to soothe their tensions. The stores are normally full of people. Do the math.
We wouldn't cave in to the hysterically-pitched marketing pressures to live, consume, and eat unhealthily if we confronted these pressures from a context of psychological strength—a.k.a. consciousness. We wouldn't need the Valium, Advil, Tums, beers, martinis, coke, crack, and speed if our lifestyles made us happy and fulfilled. If our relationships, families and communities worked, people would practice preventative nutrition, preventative exercise, preventative avoidance of substance abuse, and preventative psychology, and doctors would no longer treat dysfunctional lifestyle symptoms, but merely old age symptoms, accident victims, and inherited defects. Shrinks would turn into counselors. In view of the new MC knowledge, everyone in our society will be facing a moment of truth in front of their mirrors: "Why am I doing this to myself?"