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Fromm's versus Dalai Lama's Social Views

Briefly, how do the viewpoints of Erich Fromm as posited in the Sane Society and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium differ and/or agree. Please provide a brief description of their respective views regarding:

1. Fromm's notion of "productive orientation" vis-à-vis the Dalai Lama's notion of "happiness."

2. Fromm's concept of "productive love" versus the Dalai Lama's concept of "compassion."

3. Their views on social systems, including society as a whole.

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Fromm's v. Dalai Lama's social views
Briefly, how do the viewpoints of Erich Fromm, as posited in the Sane Society and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium differ and/or agree. Please provide a brief description of their respective views regarding:

1. Fromm's notion of "productive orientation" vis-à-vis the Dalai Lama's notion of "happiness."
In Fromm's notion of "productive orientation," he stresses that there is a healthy personality as well, which Fromm occasionally refers to as the person without a mask. This is the person who, without disavowing his or her biological and social nature, nevertheless does not shirk away from freedom and responsibility. This person comes out of a family that loves without overwhelming the individual and prefers reason to rules and freedom to conformity.
The Dalai Lama's notion of happiness is that it's not just "positive thinking" that's the key, its positive being. By bringing about a certain inner discipline, we can undergo a transformation of our attitude, our entire outlook and approach to living. ...

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This solution compares and contrasts the views of Erich Fromm and the Dalai Lama on social issues.
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