So… instead of encouraging a world that breeds isolation, stress, pressure and poverty in the pursuit of dollar: we might think about alternatives. They do exist, from the anarchist community in the south of Spain to the mutual aid centres in South America. Anyway, I don’t think it’s right that someone should have to spend sixteen hours a day working to pay a mortgage. I think that creates…wait for it…overstressed arseholes. If people are happy they treat each other better, you’ve got more time for it in your head for a start. A man who spends sixteen hours a day working on his tod isn’t going to fight for the stranger on the bus. Why should he? I doubt he thinks of you as his bruv, he hasn’t got any to speak of…but someone who does that is someone with money. Can you see where I’m going with this?
A healthy person is someone living in a community. Isolation just makes helps feelings of paranoia, contempt, rage, disdain, and hatred grow.
If you want an example of what a community centre can do have a look into the ‘Peckham Experiment’ where people’s health was improved by having somewhere to go and hang out together as much as anything else if you ask me.