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August 7th, 2017

sci_starborne: Sign of the Fox (Default)
Monday, August 7th, 2017 02:04 am
I understand why cities are such hateful places.

To whatever tolerance, something like Dunbars Number exists. We can only know so many people. And by even the highest estimates, walking down the street you will see more people than that.

By our nature we treat strangers with caution. And every day we have hundreds upon hundreds of strangers pressed up in our intimate space. Our caution is present with each, and our need for safe distance and bodily autonomy is denied by the nature of the city. And we drive ourselves frantic with the continual pressure of potential threats weighing on us.

We are sick and our cities are making us that way. It is their nature.