It is most likely true that if we are to have the best chance to follow the path of the Dao, we need a certain degree of isolation and a certain degree of insulation. Isolation is usually portrayed as being a negative, but it is isolation and solitude that gives us the best opportunity to get to know ourselves. Some people use meditation as a means to get in touch with themselves. It is truly a wonder how so many people do not know themselves well at all. Insulation is also valuable. To put up a wall of insulation between ourselves and the white noise of society is crucial. It is all too easy to get sucked into the drain that much of modern society circles around.