I've lived in the woods in a tent for months, though I also had access to people when I wanted, so your preaching to the choir.
Su re, though for me society and certain people are two different things to me. But even with people I like to get out on my own.People do this willingly because they get something from it. There is a primal urge to be truly cut off from society.
I don't see this as either or. Yes, you can complain and never change and get nowhere. But it can also be wpart of natural reactions to what is happening and part of a process where one understands what is sick about society and limited AND you come up with better solutions for yourself.And yes, I am not saying one is preferable to the other, but I would argue that encouraging people to think they are helping themselves by complaining about the state of their place in society instead of finding ways to adjust is likely more damaging to the individual becasue they are ignoring their individuality by expressing the problem as an external one rather than taking on their own faults and exploring their own myopic view in order to break free from it and deal better with life at large.
Pehaps I came in the middle of something and seemed to be saying things I am not saying. I am not apologizing for rapists being sick. I did mention something about a rapist in response to Greta I think. But it was not meant as some excuse for rapists. I would react violently to a rapist raping my wife. I would violently stop the rape and I would violently incapacitate the rapist and call the police.Murderers and rapists deserve that kind of “violence.” If we are going to start apologising for murderers and rapists as being merely “sick” people we’ve got an issue. Not that I would wholly disagree with looking upo criminal acts as symptomatic of some indivdual “illness”, but practically speaking the less ethically conditioned people of the world will simply use such sympathy as a weapon against well doers.
I was mainly reacting to the idea that its weak and modern to be powerfully affected by isolation or the judgment of peers. I think it is neither. We can have bad habits and focus only on one part of our reactoins to negative treatment. But part and parcel with all the advantages we get out of being social mammals there is a downside, we miss intimacy, we long to be accepted. And these are not weaknesses they are part of what makes us strong. The people who do not need other people strike me as partial humans and rather broken.