Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Imagine how the world would be different if we began each day assuming that people we haven’t met are dying to connect with us. Elevator rides would be as lively as they are when a child boards asking to press the button, and everyone gets organized to make it possible for her to push the button. Future classmates would introduce themselves to their neighbours before the teacher arrives on the first day of class. People would get as much sympathy after their leg casts were removed as they got when others could see that they were wearing a cast. Internet dating sites might go out of business. They probably wouldn’t be needed if we were able to approach people, assuming that they are dying to meet us.