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It's Not You, It's Everything: What Our Pain Reveals about the Anxious Pursuit of the Good Life

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It's Not You, It's Everything: What Our Pain Reveals about the Anxious Pursuit of the Good Life

It's Not You, It's Everything
by Eric Minton

English | 2022 | ISBN: ‎ 1506471919 | 204 pages | True EPUB | 1.09 MB


If we can agree on anything, it's that we are not okay. Our culture is reeling from the ravages of a global pandemic, a precipitous rise in depression and anxiety, suffocating debt, white supremacy, hypercapitalism, and a virulent political animus—to name a few.
But what if it's not us? What if it's . . . well, everything? What if trying to conform to a sick culture is actually making us sick?
It's Not You, It's Everything is a timely and incisive inquiry into the anxious pursuit of happiness at all costs. Psychotherapist and former pastor Eric Minton claims that the pernicious melding of capitalism and Christianity means a world of competition, perfection, and scarcity disguised as self-help and self-care. Rather than shaming, silencing, or medicating away our disappointment at not having obtained the happiness we were promised, however, Minton posits a radical alternative. In an impertinent, droll, yet pastoral voice, Minton suggests that our "not-okayness"…