The Isolation of the Individual

Our natural social circle comprises a few hundred people—a typical village. In this group, you would have all the specialist skills that the group needs to run effectively, all the various types of people you need for social support and friendship, and enough people to continue in the event of catastrophe.

You don’t need much law to live in a group of 500 people. You don’t need many rules. Things can usually be discussed as they come up.

Because you take care of one another, grow much of your own food, and don’t constantly need transportation to places far away, not very much complex and expensive health care is needed either.

Because children are free to learn whatever skills interest them from whoever in the village can teach it, you don’t need a complex educational system to put energetic children in a box away from sunlight for the majority of every day. With the internet and the ability to read, almost everything that is available outside the group educationally can be utilized internally as well.

Employment is no problem because in such groups, the work needed for sustenance and shelter usually amounts to about 3-4 hours a day. The rest of the time can be freely used.

That is how we used to live.

Then, the Princes of the domination culture came and destroyed these free villages and replaced them with slavery, ownership of land by the few (few-dalism!), compression of people into cities, and then splitting us off into fewer and fewer units of family and social support…

The villages tried to hold together as large families. Monetary concerns (which are minimal in a village) forced many to go to other places in search of it.

At around the turn of the century in the western world, the fundamental societal unit became “the nuclear family”. Mother, father, and children.

This proved to be too much pressure and divorce became the norm.

So now, we have many mother + children units. Some father + children units. And many single individuals. Living alone and feeling lonely because of a limited social support structure.

In a village, since everyone loves and takes care of the children, child abuse is virtually impossible.

In a village, since everyone knows each other, lives in close proximity, and works together, abuse of any form is virtually nonexistent.

Why don’t we want to live this way?

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