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If we reflect for a moment on humanity; it is hard to escape the fact that we are social animals. Babies could not survive without caregivers and civilization would not progress without specialization and cooperation. One of our biggest cultural problems is that; as individuals we do not reflect. Even those of us who take the time to do so are easily distracted. We are to varying degrees ignorant of our need to connect with each other as a basis for survival and progress.

The technological devises that are so prevalent in modern life increase our alienation from one another. It is so easy to interact with technology that we lose awareness of our distance from our own inner voices and deep connections with others.

As individuals we need to find the discipline to save ourselves from ourselves. We need a declaration of interdependence, to recognize our basic need for connection and act to grow those connections in public and private spaces.