The previous chapter affirms that neoliberalism numbs our ability to feel deeply, passionately, and compassionately about life. We are unable to resist the acquiring mode or be a “witness to truth” because neoliberal forces breed a sense of apathy and inefficacy in us that we can transform broader society. The alienated individualism that neoliberal ideology presumes as “given” frames our ways of relating to each other. Neoliberalism anesthetizes an individual’s longings, yearnings, and desires for connection and community in favor of acquiring things and material objects. As a result, the self needs to undergo radical transformation, from an acquiring mode to a giving and sharing mode of being.


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