Bliss

Privacy equals isolation. Withdrawal within the walls. Concrete and closed gates against any likely invasion. Thus people, neighborhood and society became undesirable. We replaced nature with lawn. We abandoned timeless values -critical thinking, human measure, community- greedily, for social and economic mobility, building nouveau-riche mansions, split-level houses, fortresses and walls. We closed ourselves inside so as not to see or to be seen; so as to secure our wealth but also, so as to hide the bareness of our soul and spirit. We abandoned the communal; we stopped being citizens. We separated ourselves from the “Others”, the dirty ones, the strangers. No one is to disturb our peace. Security above all. Yet in this enclosed world, each one is on his own, the illegal rules, we became paranoid and feel permanently threatened. And when the faucet of luxury shuts down we are left alone, destitute as always.