Sakoku for the mind
I love this concept. Alone time is such a critical component of creativity!
I think the problem might be that if you are in a position where you have to tell yourself to have strong preferences, you will (probably) never have them...
A lot of digital culture is just algorithmic homogenization if you think about it. There's an issue with some of these cultures though that stand apart, their birth rates are also falling faster than the rest of the world which is going to wreck them economically. If India is the next China, China is the next Japan and it's very bad for the global economy.
I liked the concept. 265 years might not seem like much, but it makes a difference when evolutions occur at the level of ideas. Just 10 generations have made a difference in the idea-cultural space.
About the point of isolation on a personal level, and as a result on cultural: I developed this “test” (no right answer) – to see what people identify themselves with, it is called “The Five Planets”, which may provide some insight into that. — https://sergiistarodubtsev.substack.com/p/five-planets
This was so good Sherry. I love the connection between solitude and authenticity through the vehicle of biology. This blew my mind: “the more isolated something is, the more different it becomes.”
More and more I think the cure to mimetic desire is solitude. Only with time and space can you step back and see what is truly you and what is a mirage.
Awesome stuff :)
Isolation is the gift 🌱