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Lessons from the Roman Empire about the danger of luxury

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Lessons from the Roman Empire about the danger of luxury

Image credit: Public domain via Wikipedia. Article by Jonny Thomson. Big Think – April 9, 2021.

Are we enslaved by the finer things in life?

  • The Roman writer, Tacitus, argued that the Roman Empire was built by enslaving conquered people who became accustomed to fine living and luxury.
  • Technology today has become so essential to our daily lives that it seems impossible to break free of it. It’s as much a cage as a luxury.
  • Being dependent on a thing gives it power over you. To need something or someone is, for better or worse, to limit yourself. […]

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