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Claustrophobia


From Karmarati Fool's Journey no.4: June 30, 2016 at Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, Japan.


Noun, meaning: extreme or irrational fear of confined places.

Apparently, it is not just fear in crowded and confined places, but also: crowded, confined, constant buzz and electromagnetic field (cellular phones) in confined places. Yes, I am describing rush hour situation in the subway, trains, elevators and shopping centers in busy districts and cities. Individuals pacing so fast that they are so self-preserved and looking down only to their feet. They don't have claustrophobia, instead maybe they have allegrophobia or fear of being late (must catch the trains on time!). I wonder if someone fainted or fell down right there on the spot, would humanity help?

We humans are adaptable. We've grown to accept situations and eventually be able to live with them.

We are like beings on branded outfits, sophisticated electronics (loud vibrations), with fat wallets, but self-oriented - in a confined compartments. It reminds me of the situation at traditional bird markets. The birds are beautiful, but not liberated.

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