Have vs Own

> 2023-05-15

A typical modern stance is to “own nothing” enhanced by the move into a service-based economy.

While this may sound appealing and anti-materialistic, it diverges entirely from genuine austerity - something expressed wholly in Catholic monastic orders.

Whereas the modern world urges non-ownership, the monastics eschew having anything at all.

The conflation is damaging and seeks to cheapen the greater calling of those true ascetics.

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