posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 07:30 PM
I appreciate the sentiment behind the original post, and I can see the poster has a good heart. But nonetheless there are many people who want to keep
interaction with strangers at a minimum, especially in big cities. I'm one of them. For psychic self-defense, as an urban dweller, I learned decades
ago to shut out people to the greatest extent possible and disappear into an inner shell. I just simply can't live in a city of tens of millions any
other way. I have no desire to be friends with the guy who serves me coffee or even checks out my liver at the hospital...all I ask for is a
reasonable level of competence and polite silence, and the ability to disappear down into myself, losing myself in my thoughts, whatever book I happen
to be carrying at the time, my iPod, whatever. I think I'd go insane if I had to banter with everyone I ran across on a daily basis.