In “Choruses from the Rock,” eminent poet T. S. Eliot laments over the lack of a sense of community in Western societies:
“What life have you if you have no life together?
There is no life that is not in community,
And no community not lived in praise of God…
And now you live dispersed on ribbon roads,
And no man knows or cares who is his neighbour
Unless his neighbour makes too much disturbance
But all dash to and fro in motor cars,
Familiar with the roads but settled nowhere.
Nor does the family even move about together,
But every one would have his motorcycle,
And daughters ride away on casual pillions.”