We get caught up in the complexities of our lives, and it becomes difficult for us to take any real interest in what is outside our personal sphere.
Society itself imposes so many structures upon the roles we must play that we lose awareness of the deeper values and open possibilities of life.
And instead of recognizing our intimate connections with all others, we create individualized forts of egocentricity, which require our constant attention for maintenance and defense.
This consolidation and defense of the ego leads to a sense of isolation and imbalance—to a loss of humanity—and thus to a further limiting of our understanding of each other.
Time, Space, and Knowledge