Wow! Such a thought provoking post as well as each of the comments. I can’t help but think that we have developed a large disconnect with our environment. We forget that there is this web of life and we are all connected. We’ve created all these “things” that insulate us from the “real” world and instead of interacting directly we interact via proxy and it’s not nearly the same. I think when we try and separate ourselves from the world we live in we end up masking or losing our sense of belonging and I think that is what we are all searching for.