The sociologist Emile Durkheim made us consider the principle of anomie: without norms and laws- a rudderless society too chaotic and unwelcoming to draw people in.
When this happens, we become a people whose goal is to punish but never to restore. We are a gaggle of people, but never a community. We have no community to be.
This year, find something good, positive and productive to unite you to another person- then another and another.
May joy be the norm and kindness be the law.