“Social Contract theory is the view that persons’ moral and/or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form the society in which they live.”
So what has gone wrong? Why is there a disconnection between people and more importantly of the self? Why has the unit of society, a person, become like a disposable diaper? Could this disconnection stem from the uncoupling of mind from body mesmerised by social media and the ubiquitous trinkets of consumerism?
We live in the ether conjuring a world that revels in the absurd…tacky and flaky with a touch of self embedded in the words that we type and pictures that we send. There exists an urgent need to Be, quarantined from the mainstream of society and yet attempting to be a part of it – a paradox that defies gravity.
The sanctity of life and the lyricism of Nature have all but faded into the background because of our continuous tampering with the natural order of things. Love, family and morals have become elastic. The “I” factor has morphed into the picture of Dorian Gray, a portrait that gives us a continuous lease of life while absorbing our iniquities.
But where is the soul? Has it been misplaced by the ego? Or does it exist in the glow of fireflies that illuminate the night in celebration of the celestial?
So many questions…like a swarm of flies disturbed while preying on a carcass.
Is there an egress from this disconnection?
Could it be that the key to reconnecting is by defragmenting the social contract and ridding ourselves of the flotsam jetsam of social disparities?
The answers to these questions probably lie in these words of wisdom from Jean Jacque Rousseau.
“Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves”.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om©Mark Ulyseas July 31, 2012