Having or Being (Haben oder Sein) - Erich Fromm

For one of my next photo projects I consulted Erich Fromms »Haben oder Sein« (having or being). I was specifically interested in the perception of our body as something we have that therefore has a certain worth for us.

Turns out, this book is a great read for everybody.

Erich talks about how we can live in two modes of existence: Having or being. This changes how we look at, evaluate and design our world.

Having or Being

He also illustrates how our cultural and social problems root in our early pagan civilizations. I especially like the first 210 pages of the german edition.