The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.
- Susan Sontag
Apropos sound alienation, thanks to TCG and Biblegateway for these interesting bible verses:
18 "If the people of this world [a] hate you, just remember that they hated me first."
19 "If you belonged to the world, its people would love you. But you don't belong to the world. I have chosen you to leave the world behind, and that is why its people hate you."
I suspect that alienation is a necessary step towards Awakening.