Domesticating Out of Existence
By Sarah Farmer
Our ‘civilization’ has attempted to remove anything and everything that could possibly cause danger, distress, or discomfort. We are too safe, but on purpose.
We are domesticating ourselves out of existence.
Radiating cellphones mindlessly plug the right hands of billions across the world. Our feet no longer touch the earth, our eyes no longer behold the skies, our minds now never contemplate anything other than a menu screen or a bank account, and our hearts are now diseased and atrophied.
We eat inside, sleep inside, work inside, exercise inside, and spend (probably for most of us) over 80% of our lives INSIDE.
When was the last time you got stung by bee? Felt the cold rain start pouring down on your shoulders? Went without air conditioning in the hot summer sun? Got your feet muddy? When was the last time you lived an entire day without checking to see what ‘time’ it was? Or who texted you? Enjoyed a nap or entire night’s sleep outside? When was the last time you traveled somewhere you wished to go, on foot?
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