The central problem to many of this era’s crises and how people interact with the world around them is that they’ve lost the distinction between solitude and isolation.
Replace “watch” with “mobile device” and it’s pretty clear that Nietzche, behind the shadow of his grand mustache, predicted the zeitgeist of the 21st Century.
Always in communication but rarely connected. It’s rare that we sit by ourselves, or with one person, or in small group, with no invisible other parties dividing attentions via some narrowcast from the ether.
It’s no wonder everyone complains of loneliness and alienation. Nobody is ever fully present.
Change my mind.