A Language Older Than Words - Study Guide Breaking Out Summary & Analysis

Derrick Jensen
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In his chapter entitled "Breaking Out," Jensen goes on to talk about the short fallings of acting only in one's own best interest. He explains that although this way of living may seem the best on the surface, it causes people to accept a severely constricted view of themselves. He believes this gives the idea that humans are at the mercy of their own genes, a viewpoint that Jensen hates. He explains that he sees people as being part of their relationships, part of the world around them. He suggests there is nothing holding people back from escaping from what he refers to as the concentration camp of current civilization

In this chapter, Jensen also writes about how he is still captive to the fear that he learned as a child. He explains there are reasons why people don't break free from this fear when...

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