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Social Death in the Suburbs

01 January 2016

[I think this was written directly to the blog, not from my thoughts file, perhaps written soon after coming home, in the suburbs]

“He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.” – Aristotle

Or socially die.

“That to study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one’s self to die.” – Cicero

When a person is socially detached from nuclear family and institutions in a suburban or similar environment, the person has no other society to be part of.

The city is a society, which may be viewed as the form of a institution or family.

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