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Prosperity is leaving us all much poorer

POLITICIANS are simply not getting their heads around the scary statistics about the growth of the unhappiness indicators – depression, obesity and eating disorders – across our Western societies.

These illnesses are mostly associated with prosperity of a material kind, even depression which may result from long-term unhappiness about the meaninglessness of their prosperous lives.

The promotion of the god money as a matter essential for all political advancement is in total conflict with any attempts to address these "prosperity" indicators of unhappiness.

Our societies, most of our politicians, and many of our doctors, have a complete blind spot about this problem.

Jesus said, "You cannot serve God and money." Maybe, these days, we're beginning to understand why he said that.

JOHN O'CONNELL

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