Isolation and loneliness are often described as unhealthy feelings. Building bridges and connections are supposed to be good for mental health. These words are terms that human beings use for labelling experiences. Some of us probably go through moments of knowing what they mean, in a pure sense.
Is it possible that waves of emotion fuse together in more complex ways than we think? Are there times when we want to reach out to others, but from a safe distance?
Access is currently regarded as a form of entitlement in some quarters. In our subconscious minds, we probably know that we’re only curious about things that happen behind closed doors, but we struggle with those feelings, because of preconceived notions about prestige, achievement, etc.
One shouldn’t generalise, but there are many instances when people find they don’t really want or need to be in the spaces they’ve struggled to gain access to.
It is healthy for folks from all walks of life to learn from each other. Do we need new spaces for new types of social engagement?