It’s a late evening after a very productive day. After visiting another event, I now sit far too early on a train at Vienna Western Railway Station and wait for the departure.
Not a single person sits in this wagon besides me. Sometimes there is a little noise, otherwise it is completely silent. When I look out at the windows, I see trains parked on the other tracks.
No one is there.
Suddenly this metaphor of the uncoupled wagon comes in my mind.
Here they now stand, the stationed trains, on a seemingly deserted station.
What’s the point of a train when the wagons are turned off?
What is the benefit of a railway station if it is not frequented by the people?
There is no life, no business.
I have the feeling that many people do the same. They feel an inner emptiness, a profound pain. Consciously or unconsciously.
Feel powerless, helpless and without perspective.
Feel disconnected, like a wagon that is not needed.
They are not needed.
A false projection that becomes an illusion and then a trauma.
We all should be concerned about this.
Maybe you know from yourself what it feels like.
And I’ll tell you something: I sometimes feel the same way.