[ExI] list intimidation
sen.otaku at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 12:31:34 UTC 2023
When I was younger, I was very disgusted by the whole thing. I tried to
have actual real conversations with everyone I met, which is quite
off-putting to people. I see coming to terms with it as an important part
of maturity. Shoganai -- there's no use in worrying about or being hurt
by what cannot be helped.
On Wed, Apr 12, 2023 at 9:18 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> *From:* extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> *On Behalf
> Of *Gadersd via extropy-chat
> >…I jog everyday and almost every time I cross the path of a stranger he
> or she will either nod or give a greeting of some kind. Ever since I was a
> child these “social token" acknowledgements have been gut wrenching. I
> almost have to grit my teeth to return the acknowledgment. I’m not sure of
> the reason for the aversion, but these “social tokens” have always annoyed
> me to no end… Gadersd
> Gadersd, that comment astonishes me. I never thought a pleasant exchange
> of greetings could ever be annoying. Yesterday I was on the phone with an
> old friend from college (the one with which I cooked up the computer room
> gags endlessly.) I went on about how I perceive my own neighborhood to be
> filled almost exclusively by very pleasant people with whom I exchange
> friendly waves and greetings nearly every day. Now, I hear some people
> find that gut wrenching and that California culture is fake.
> I don’t know how to process this information. Of course I have the option
> to not process that information and continue as I always have.
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