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Key Points from Book: Wanting – The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life

WANTING: THE POWER OF MIMETIC DESIRE IN EVERYDAY LIFE by Luke Burgis Girard discovered that most of what we desire is mimetic (mi-met-ik) or imitative, not intrinsic. Humans learn—through imitation—to want the same things other people want, just as they … Continue reading

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