But a person with a being orientation focuses on the experience. They derive meaning from exchanging, engaging and sharing with other people.
Unfortunately, Fromm also predicted that a culture driven by commercialism, like the one we live in today, is doomed to the having orientation. Which leads to dissatisfaction and emptiness. (...)
The point is there's always going to be extremes (...). Things don't have to mean everything, nor do they have to be devoid of meaning. They are one of the ways in which we can experience and enjoy life.
Ray Langston, CSI
PS: Bet you didn't expect that I got that from television.