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The enchantment of modern life (2001, Princeton University Press)
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It is a commonplace that the modern world cannot be experienced as enchanted--that the very …

If popular psychological wisdom has it that you have to love yourself before you can love another, my story suggests that you have to love life before you can care about anything. The wager is that, to some small but irreducible extent, one must be enamored with existence and occasionally even enchanted in the face of it in order to be capable of donating some of one's scarce mortal resources to the service of others.

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