Supermarkets don't really sustain a community, and they completely remove people from the food chain.
Nor was it only from the millions of slaves that chains had been removed; the whole nation had been in bondage; free speech had been suppressed.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
Removing all stimulation around you is a really positive thing in terms of stimulating your creativity.