“The household is the association established by nature for the supply of man’s everyday wants.”
Experience shows that changes that happen slowly can go almost unnoticed, even when they have significant negative consequences. Perhaps the most striking instance of this in modern times—maybe ever—is the evisceration of our home life.
Steadily, the human activities that by earlier accounts were ‘ordinary’ and pertained to everyday life, have either sunk into oblivion or been transformed and removed from what seemed their natural context. Home.
Viewed as it often is through the lens of social sciences, this change in our lives—for that it surely is: a change that deeply affects each of us—is reckoned as empirical data, intertwined with other data of how ‘things are changing.’
But viewed from a philosophical viewpoint, from what might be called a wisdom vantage, it can be reckoned as a catastrophe of epic proportion, a tsunami sweeping away…