Marxist theory of alienation

My thought on engaging the body in everyday life as a way to enhance mental health and contentness relates much to Marx’s theory of alienation.

That work in an industrial age does not fullfil a person like labour potentially can because it alienates them from the product, their Gattungswesen and more.

Today in a digital world I think we are not only alienated from these things but also from our bodies as a part of our selves. A person in front of a computer does hardly need a body and the body becomes something depressive, excessive and neglected.

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