The dangers of freedom & the threats of community

Being ourselves and being with others


The pandemic brought out a key contradiction at the heart of human nature.Different living arrangements meant that those stuck on their own during lockdowns felt a profound sense of isolation, while those who were living with family lost any sense of personal space and independence. Neither arrangement was ideal – humans are social beings who at the same time crave independence and freedom.

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