Somehow I can't help feeling that the popular "like" button on facebook is truly the "escape button": people use it pointlessly, to fill the void of the words they cannot bring themselves to say. They know not the value of silence; they abhor the silence, in fact. They feel that they must always say something, in any possible circumstance; they reject the idea of being caught off-guard, out of words. So they hit a button: they "like it", it's okay, the world retains its order. It doesn't. It's just another illusion.