posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 11:57 AM
There are so many people in a city that I think people realize they'll never see those people again so therefore in their minds its pointless to even
establish the smallest relationship.
Walking down a suburb and walking by someone is a lot different than a major city... when there's only 1 other person walking by you almost feel
obligated. Its also a neighborly mentality I think. But mostly I think people are insecure or unconcerned. Myself included, I'd prefer just peace
and simplicity on my walk to the store, if I want to meet people I may start with meeting eyes with them and smiling and let it go from there.
There's a whole load of factors but mostly I deduce it to the sort of collective total of factors and how they define personalities and also group
personalities like a certain city's general attitude. I'll say this much, the happier I am the more social I am. If people were happier, not to
say they are miserable even... but to say if they were just so happy that they couldn't help but share it, then I think we'd be talking a lot more.
Until then, its a crowded place and I think everyone expects it as a social norm to keep to themself just because its become that way through
innaction. Its a fear becoming a habit becoming a social expectation.
It sucks though. If you feel up to it, feel secure as a person and don't care what others think of you and have enough self-worth, you won't let
that stop ya from saying hi or whatever you want if you feel like it.
In my own city I feel like a pervert if I tell a woman she's good looking, it has become that, like what the hell man? I used to say nothing to
people but as of like last week I decided I would tell random girls how pretty they are because maybe its a guy thing, but when random people just say
something complimentary, I think its really interesting and it makes me happy, so what the hell? If something makes me happy, i'd think it would do
the same for others.
Anyways,... damn these social habits and expectations!