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I came across this article about prisoners' isolation in the cells.
One thing which strikes me is this line,
It is a place that strips away your humanity,” “It takes away the part of us that relates to other people, how we make sense of the world and attribute value.”
How true or (important maybe) is it for you? For me, I really like the company of others, be it a human or even soft furry kittens.
What can you say from Buddhist perspective about this in relation to monks and nuns living in seclusion for meditative practice?