The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification

by bgbuchanan on February 11, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 4:00 pm, Orcas Center
The Impulse Society is an urgent, powerful story: how the pursuit of short-term self-gratification, once scorned as a sign of personal weakness became the default principle, not only for individuals, but for all sectors of our society. Yet it is in this unease that journalist and author Paul Roberts finds clear signs of change—and broad revolt—as millions of Americans try to step off the self-defeating treadmill of gratification and restore a sense of balance.

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