Monday, October 24, 2005

Social Interaction Today

I am perplexed at the inability, and in some cases fear, of the average individual to interact with other human beings in simple day-to-day contact.

Walking around today one can see our generation attempting to isolate themselves from others with cell phones, earphone pieces, music headphones, and other devices. Striking up a conversation with somebody you don't know is not only unordinary but approaching a social taboo. What to expect from the future? Social interaction will exist only in personal spheres of interest with personalized clubs, activities, web groups, online dating services, and other groupings. We will totally screen out those who we assume we don't want to meet and leave those we have catagorized as acceptable.

So what is the problem? The problem is personal interest inbreeding! We will eradicate any avenue of mental and physical diversification and limit our own understanding of life and everything that that encompasses. So stop being afraid of people you don't know. Don't shy away from somebody different. Don't limit your growth or experiences that you might gain from interacting with somebody... anybody. Take off your electronic armor. Look at somebody that would not fit into your" drop-down" list and say hello... you don't know where it might go.


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