"Most of us live privately and individualistically, isolated and cut off from one another. Instead of front porches for visiting with neighbors and passersby, our backyard decks are sheltered behind fences.
We no longer stroll on sidewalks, with opportunity to chat with pedestrians, homeowners and shopkeepers; rather cars move into and out of garages with automatic doors. As we drive, we keep windows closed; all the better to enjoy heat or air conditioning, music, or cell
phone diversion. In the meantime we grow impatient with folks who
drive slowly or hesitate a second too long at stoplights. Then we do not wish a Buen Camino! but honk horns or display certain ﬁngers instead. No doubt many of us face challenges, but often we're not aware of what others undergo, with no sense of appreciation for their great struggles."
(Arthur Paul Boers. The Way is Made by Walking)