Risks of living in crisis

Postmodern scientific progress has not resulted in a dominion over nature, neither in social progress: risk society prevails. Individuals lack traditional behavioral guidelines; they must live for the moment, facing an uncertain future. We coexist in a new world order, forced to choose on our own among multiple offers and options: fear arises from anything. Although danger signs may not be perceived, individuals must elaborate their own survival strategy. Self-isolation, difficulties when dealing with the feelings towards others, fragile narcissism, and frequent depression, are the overall result.

Keywords:
risk, society, narcissism, the family and self-inflicted chaos, life style, institutionalized individualism

Enrique González Duro
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