Thich Nhat Hanh said:
I think that our society is a difficult place to live. If we are not careful, we can become uprooted, and once uprooted, we cannot help change society and make it more livable. Meditation is a way of helping us stay in society. This is very important. We have seen people who are alienated from society and cannot be reintegrated into society. We know that this can happen to us if we are not careful.