Hostage 1: There is an opening in the wall. Can we escape?
Hostage 2: We need to cross the water stream first. Not sure if the forest outside is friendly. How do we get out of there?
Hostage 3: Don’t be silly! See how hazy it looks. There is a translucent glass wall covering it. They are smart enough to seal all escape routes.
Hostage 1: Are you sure? We have lost all sense of reality. We need some contact with the outside world to restore our sanity.
linking up again
an effort to overcome
they need connectedness
to ensure restoration of
lowers confidence levels
diminishing hopes of gaining