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In the actual society, all can´t be material consumption. We must replace the material consumption by spiritual consumption.

In the actual society, all can´t be material consumption. We must replace the material consumption by spiritual consumption. We are willing to pay a lot of money for a diner in a good restaurant or a good wine but... for a lecture or a poetry reading? Poetry is at the summit of human evolution. Would you pay 30 $ for someone recite you poetry? I do not know, maybe. I Could say that poetry as art, dance or anything else. The new economy has to be less and less material and more cultural and spiritual. At the end, Happiness is not in material things. You can have all the things of a mall and in a few days will not be happy, because when people have a void not filled with anything material. Is an spiritual void. I think that we can not continue to growing as it is doing now.

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    Apr 13 2011: I'm going to make the point that poetry is still material,it's just seen to be less tainted by society as its imagined to be something pure,from the heart etc.,when in fact it is benign but banal.
    Poetry preaches a message,a story,a moral,or to put it in different terms poetry has a message,a story,a moral.
    That taken into account can you then say that things in the world are material and dampening or degrading to the metaphorical soul?
    No,You can't,That box that your washing machine came in,It came from a tree in the Congo basin,The metal that compromises the components of your washing machine came from Russia,That metal went through a lot of sore and painful experiences to reach you,So did the poets poem,That wood went through separation form its siblings and essentially murdering of it offspring to get to you,Can you still consider it a material possession solely?
    No you can't.Society does not need to move away from material things it needs to learn to read a book rather than just glance its cover,to read between the lines,under the lines,above the lines and sideways across the lines.
    Essentially to grasp the idea that despite appearances this world is beautiful and that inspiration is all around us,if we would just open our eyes.

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