Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Solitary People Don’t Make for A Healthy Society

Humans are social animals, which is a good thing since we tend to live in close proximity to one another. There are exceptions of course. We’ve all heard of the recluse, who shuns society. One rare exception was the infamous Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. Kaczynski lived alone in a cabin in the woods while waging his 18 year war against mankind. Whatever it was that plagued him, Kaczynski obviously preferred to stay fairly isolated from people. That, in and of itself, is a warning sign that things could be amiss.

There are always going to be people who prefer the solitary to the social, but fortunately they are in the minority. Or at least they were. A recent study revealed that young Canadians prefer virtual sex to the real thing. One of the stabilizing legs of society is about to be yanked away if this stuff catches on to a significant extent.

Virtual solitary sex has a great potential to be better, or at least easier, than the effort and the inevitable failures suffered during the pursuit of a real live target of your sexual desires. Real life physical sexual encounters between live people are one of the glues of society. Without it, society will start to unravel and degenerate. Apparently the Canadians are already on the path. Is it also true in the U.S.?