Social Death in the Suburbs
[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.