97. Could we leave the door unlocked?

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Relatedness and interaction between individuals may have lost their drive and liability.

As people tend to ring-fence their privacy they become ever-more "incommunicado", deliberately untouchable.

By retreating in the secrecy of the safe haven of their living, their habitats become impregnable castles, with the draw-bridges of non-attendance always up. Adopting an attitude of "ghosting", constantly shamming 'absence', homes gradually become ghost houses and, extensively, communities grow into ghost towns.

In our contemporary "brave new world", traditional trust or generous receptiveness has been replaced by 'security devices' and 'safety gadgets'.

The well known scenario about a trusty past of leaving our home or going to bed without locking the door has now mostly become an illusional setting.

The well known scenario about a trusty past of leaving our home or going to bed without locking the door has now mostly become an illusional setting

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