lol what an oopsie, i said people had trouble making connections "for whatever reason" when what i really meant was that modern capitalism has atomized, isolated, and exhausted us so efficiently that most of us don't remember what living in community looks like or never had a chance to learn. gosh, silly me!
@redoak don't forget private cars — just being out in the world as humans in public often leads to human interactions and all the interpersonal communication practice that comes with it.
Private cars and building our infrastructure around them has been fundamentally anti-social. We are cars going by each other and by houses and schools etc. with much more limited and less-incidental human interactions.
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